ZOU Xueping; Translator: Michelle DEETER
My understanding of the word individual means that one person or one independent creative team works in a completely free environment. My creative works tell stories from the perspective of the documentary subject. I start with myself and my story, emphasizing authorship and subjectivity in my work. I include my life, my experience, my performance, and even my body in my films; as a result, my personal story becomes a part of the film. I observe the possibilities that are created between the individual and the realities of village life, the lives of the documentary subjects, and their history and memories. Through these films, I hope to have a dialogue with the audience, build new connections, and elicit empathy.