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Another Clapping

Chi Jang Yin

2000 00:24:00 United StatesEnglishColorStereo4:3Video


Another Clapping explores the relationship triangle between a daughter, her mother and the Chinese Cultural Revolution. It is an experimental documentary based on the mother's violent past with its traumatic political history and an unsuccessful marriage. Through their subsequent experiences as immigrants in Canada and the complex process of remembering and reviewing the past, history comes to signify the characteristic of the individual. The tracing of memory illuminates the difficulties of identifying mother and daughter as different people. Another Clapping is about the intimate and sublime relationship between a mother and daughter and the struggle between their actual history and the collective memory of family issues and public trauma. It is about the personal, political, and conceptual implications of a traced and displaced identity.

About Chi Jang Yin

An experimental filmmaker with expertise in media and cinema studies, Chi Jang Yin's work investigates the missing gaps in history that are invisible to others. Her work often imbues her interest in photography and performance art and comments on the effect of individuals intertwining with political and socioeconomic infrastructure. Yin’s experimental films, Cinéma Vérité, observational documentary, and ethnographic film studies inform a diverse body of award-winning work recognized internationally in galleries, exhibitions, and film festivals. She received her BA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Yin teaches at the School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University.