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Lighthouse



United States, 2009, DV - Color - 16 min 15sec

DIRECTED BY:
Chi Jang Yin

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Chi Jang Yin and Alex Thomas

EDITING:
Chi Jang Yin

SOUND:
Chi Jang Yin

STORY DESCRIPTION:

"Lighthouse" is about Chinese workers working and living at a factory town in southern China. The viewer is led to actively compose narratives through the ironic and the sublime images. The events of seeing, being seen and remaining unseen open up imagination, understandings and communicating a social statement. “Lighthouse” aims to open borders that separate cultural, linguistic and historical differences in the global labor systems.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Chi-Jang Yin's videos have been featured in U.K, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Bulgaria, Canada, Japan, China, South Korea, the Philippines and the U.S – and venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Kassel Dokumentarfilm-und-Videofest in Germany, the Contemporary Center of Art in Bulgaria, the Pacific Film Archive, the Nashville Cheekwood Art Museum, the National Museum of Women in Arts (D.C.), The Phoenix Art Museum, the Gene Siskel Film Center and Los Angeles Film Festival. She received her BFA and MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a visiting professor in the Comparative Literature department at Sun Yat-Sen University in China and is assistant professor of Media Arts in the Department of Art at DePaul University.
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