Our documentary In Search of Roubakine (2012) received a MADA (Making a Difference) award at the 8th Annual Commffest (Global) Community Film Festival in Toronto (September 2013). It was also screened at the Svidanie s Rossiei (Meeting with Russia) Festival in Tula, Russia (September 2013) and the Kinoproba Festival in Ekaterinburg, Russia (November 2013).
During May and June 2013 several members of our group, Thomas Lahusen, Gulzat Egemberdieva and Yi Tsui, in collaboration with Tina Chen (University of Manitoba) and Tong Lam (University of Toronto) have traveled to Sichuan and other regions in China in the context of a SSHRC-funded research project entitled “Changing Technologies of Film Projection in the People’s Republic of China: Multi-Media Approaches.” The projected outcome of the research is one or several documentary films, photographic essays and exhibits, and academic writing.
Other current projects are a documentary on the origins and development of the “memory industry” relative to the remembrance of former residents of the city of Harbin in North-East China; a film on women and bridal kidnapping (ala kachuu) in rural Kyrgyzstan, directed by Gulzat Egemberdieva; and a multi-media documentary on the Russian sculptor Vadim Abramovich Sidur (1924-1986), directed by Oleg Kisselev.
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