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Archaeology of the Future: A Fragment

Cong Feng

Release year: 2019

Run time: 21mins

Film type: experimental film

Synopsis

Simply through a technical error, what can now be displayed and imagined as a phantom of the future is not the future we typically dream of; it's a nightmare just like today. It reminds us that merely passively waiting for time to pass will not automatically bring about a better future.

 

Director biography

Poet and filmmaker Cong Feng was born in Chengde in 1972. He has previously worked at the National Satellite Meteorology Centre of China and as cultural editor for The International Herald Leader. He has also published two volumes of poetry and taught English to secondary school students. Since 2008, four of his documentaries have screened at the Beijing Independent Film Festival, including the film shot at the school where he taught, The Unfinished History of Life (2010).