by Huang Qingjun and Ma Hongjie.
THE BLOOD OF YINGZHOU DISTRICTAn Academy Award-winning documentary short
produced by Thomas Lennon | directed by Ruby Yang
Following A year in the life of children in the remote villages of Anhui Province, China, who have lost their parents to AIDS. Traditional obligations to family and village collide with terror of the disease. Gao Jun (pictured above) is one of just a handful of children we come to know in this film: Nan Nan, who after her parents’ death, was shunned by relatives and left to live without adult care with “Little Flower,” her teenage sister; and the Huang siblings, who vividly describe their ostracism at school. The suffering of these orphans is all the more devastating for being largely unnecessary, the function of misinformation about the nature of the disease.
Yet the film is more than a mere catalogue of woes. Nan Nan reveals her impish humor and joy; the Huang children resolve to become educated and outstrip those who shun them; and Gao Jun, in the closing scenes, demonstrates his ferocious determination to live.
Carolyn Massey SS11 film from Chris Brooks on Vimeo.
This film was a key source of inspiration when it came to creating my own film. It maintains direct focus on the garments without feeling like an in your face advert. The seamless change between garments and the simplicity of the movements of the models keeps its clean, slick and overall a very successful preview to a great collection.