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Oral History

Documenting and preserving the memories and stories of independent filmmakers, curators, producers and various stakeholders of Chinese independent cinema through recorded interviews, CIFA’s collection of oral histories provides historical recounts and firsthand accounts of Chinese independent films and exhibition culture.  The collection includes interview videos, audio recordings and transcripts. 

Selected Interview excerpts.

Interview with Bérénice Reynaud in LA in July 2019

Interview with Geng Jun in Beijing in August 2019

Interview with Karin Chien in August 2019

Interview with Gerwin Tamsma in Rotterdam in September 2019

Interview with Xu Tong in Yanjiao in August 2019

Interview with Gu Tao in Songzhuang in September 2019

Interview with Tang Xiaoyan in Yanjiao in August 2019

Interview with Wang Libo in New York in July 2019

Interview with Wen Hui in Beijing in August 2019

Interview with Yang Jin in Beijing in September 2019

Interview with Gao Zipeng in Guangzhou in September 2019

Interview with Feng Yu in Guangzhou in September 2019

Interview with Guo Xizhi in Guangzhou in September 2019

Interview with Zhang Mengqi in Beijing in September 2019

Interview with Ou Ning in Jingzhou in September 2019