Made in China festival, organised by Comptoir du doc was born from the desire to discover and promote Chinese documentary. Each year, during a weekend in October, the festival offers a selection of documentaries from the Chinese film heritage as well as from the new generation of directors. This is an opportunity for the Breton public to discover rare films and daring forms and to meet around workshops, round tables and culinary tastings to better understand Chinese cultures.
For more than 20 years, Comptoir du doc has been an association that ensures the distribution and promotion of documentary films by researching and exhibiting rare films, often accompanied by their director, with a constant concern for audience diversity. With these films, the association creates spaces for encounters, reflection and exchange.
Founder of the CIFA based at Newcastle University, Sabrina Qiong Yu, has been invited to present CIFA’s work and showcase a film in CIFA’s film collection The Road (Zhang Zanbo, 2015). Sabrina will join a roundtable discussion titled ‘The Archive in Documentary Research’, together with Flora Liccha, Arnaud Le Canu, Hong Yi, Thomas Sauvin, and Liu Guangli. In this roundtable, she will be talking about how CIFA came into being, its purposes and activities and also be participating the discussion on why it is important and how it is possible to preserve photos/films in contemporary China.