Dark River

6 minutes, color, stereo sound, DV, 2010
Production: China/USA


Chicago Filmmakers, Curator: Todd Lillethun, Chicago, IL, 2010.


It is a still night and two elderly women, fellow artists and friends, walk on a path side by side along a river that runs through a Chinese village. It has been 50 years and they have not forgotten the propaganda songs that they learned at the educational camps during the Cultural Revolution. Rather than acknowledging them as nationalistic creations, the two friends have turned the songs into a longing for their youth.


Produced, Directed, and Cinematography by Chi Jang Yin
Video and Sound Edited by Chi Jang Yin
Voice by Ai-Wai Chaung and Lu Hui Laung