Shanshan Chen is a London-based filmmaker and multimedia journalist who covers the world's most under-reported stories including women's rights, LGBT rights, war and conflict, climate change and migration. She has travelled to more than 30 countries and regions for her films and photography.
Shanghai Fridays (SOUND REMIX VERSION) (2014)
BFI SOUTHBANK (MAY 2015), LONDON, UK
CAMDEN COLLECTIVE (JUNE 2015): AUDIENCE AWARD, LONDON, UK
This film is the latest in a series that adopts a fictional voice as the narrative device, an experiment in hybridising fiction and non-fiction. The narrator, 'I', talks about her memories and impressions of Shanghai on her way to meet a friend, Sissi. However, while the narrator is talking about Shanghai and its landmarks, what the viewer actually sees is the bleak London winter sky, busy central London, trendy east London, melancholic hospital backyards… The narration reflects my personal bi-cultural experience.
Filmmaker: Shanshan Chen
Voiceover: Karrie Kehoe
All elements of "Shanghai Fridays" © 2014 Shanshan Chen