2009 | 00:16:15 | China / United States | Chinese, Traditional | B&W and Color | Stereo | 4:3

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Asian-American, Labor, Politics

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Lighthouse is about the labor system and the factory town in Southern China and how individualism is influenced by the social and political infrastructure. Guangdong District is the largest Metropolitan area in one of China's wealthiest provinces, and one of its cities, Guangzhou, attracts farmers from the countryside looking for factory work. The viewer is led to actively compose narratives through the poetic and the sublime images. It opens borders that separate cultural, linguistic and historical differences in the global labor systems.

Prizes + Awards

Distinction Prize and Honorable Mention, IN-OUT Festival, Poland


Int'l Doc Fest Amsterdam (IDFA)

Exhibitions + Festivals

Toronto International Film Festival, 2011

European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrouck, Germany, 2011

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, 2010