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My Video scholarship 2010 entry

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 1 August 2010 | Views [506] | Scholarship Entry

I'm a Chinese student studying in London. I live in a mixed ethnic community where many residents are from Asia, Africa and Latin America, some have settled down and some will continue their journey to somewhere else. Therefore there is no so-called mainstream culture but a mixed culture brought by all of the immigrants. There's a community market nearby where you can encounter with all kinds of people. So I decided to do a sketch of the market. I didn't have a set subject and shooting plan, instead, I just filmed whatever I saw and whomever I met, and thought it could be a real representation of the community, even a representation of London, the world capital.

 

A police stopped my filming and recorded my details under the law of “Anti-Terrorism”. Some people also refused to be filmed and probably because they are illegal immigrants.

 

As a documentary maker from China, I would like to capture the rapid change in the developing world, the vulnerable tradition and environment being destroyed under the desire of “getting rid of poverty”. My camera is not merely “a fly on the wall”, but also a way in searching of sustainable development.

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