Distributor:  dGenerate Films
Length:  58 minutes
Date:  2012
Genre:  Expository
Language:  Mandarin / English subtitles
Grade level: 10-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Black and White
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Disorder

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Huang Weikai collects footage from a dozen amateur videographers and weaves them into a unique symphony of urban social dysfunction.

Disorder

Huang Weikai's one-of-a-kind news documentary captures, with remarkable freedom, the anarchy, violence, and seething anxiety animating China's major cities today. As urbanization in China advances at a breakneck pace, Chinese cities teeter on the brink of mayhem. One man dances in the middle of traffic while another attempts to jump from a bridge before dozens of onlookers. Pigs run wild on a highway while dignitaries swim in a polluted river. Unshowable on China's heavily controlled television networks, Disorder reveals an emerging underground media, one that has the potential to truly capture the ground-level upheaval of Chinese society.

Huang Weikai collects footage from a dozen amateur videographers and weaves them into a unique symphony of urban social dysfunction. Huang shatters and reconstructs a world that's barely comprehensible, though with palpable energy - vibrant, dangerous, and terrifying.

'Several [films] have caught the chaos of rapidly industrialized China, but none is as raw or terrifying as this.' -Glenn Sumi, Now Toronto

'One of the most mesmerizing films I've seen in ages.' -Hua Hsu, The Atlantic


Awards

** Cinema du Reel, Young Jury Special Mention Award
** Krakow Film Festival
** International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
** Pusan International Film Festival
** Yunnan Multi Culture Visual Festival
** Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival

Citation

Main credits

Wen, Da (film producer)
Huang, Weikai (film director)
Huang, Weikai (film editor)
Huang, Weikai (photographer)

Other credits

Photography, Huang Shuqiu, Huang Weikai; editor, Huang Weikai.


Distributor credits

Huang Weikai

Docuseek2 subjects

China
Urban Studies
Sociology
Environment
Population
Development

Distributor subjects

Asia
China
Environment
Environmental Film Festivals
Urban Studies
Urban and Regional Planning
dGenerate Films Collection - Documentaries

Keywords

Urbanization; Beijing; Chinese; cities; HUANG Weikai; megacities; Weikai; Huang; documentary; film; video; DVD; "Disorder"; Icarus Films;

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