This short film is about crossing forbidden boundaries in China but these concerns are crucial global issues. Help her voice be heard!
A powerful story of crossing boundaries and letting a voice be heard.
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POLLUTED - filming in June 2011 - look for it at film festivals in fall 2011.
Polluted is a fictional narrative short film project about crossing forbidden boundaries in modern China， which will be directed by international film awarded Chinese director Judy Li. Being a truly independent film director, Judy wants to make her voice heard by the world audiences.
It will be produced by Richard Trombly, founder of the Shanghai based Obscure Productions. www.obscure-productions.com.
POLLUTED is a narrative fiction short film that will follow a young Chinese woman, Ziwei Wang "Jenny," and meeting a foreign reporter that will change her life. Though it is fiction, but based on real situations. When a disaster happens in China, local reporters are forbidden to report and international reporters may be blocked from the story. POLLUTED follows Jim, an expatriate journalist committed to making a photographic expose about an ecological disaster in a Northern China city with the aid "Jenny. During the journey to the polluted location, Jim and Jenny tackle obstacles in the strange land including the local inhabitants, some of whom would rather hide the issue rather than let it be exposed and solved .
See website and film synopsis : http://www.obscure-productions.com/polluted
This film is targeted for entry in multiple international Film Festivals that concentration on Diversity, including Sundance Film Festival. Because it is rooted in our deep concern for the environment and other civic issues, we explore the situation not just in China but throughout the modern world where there is a tradeoff happening every day between the corporate / market / consumerism culture - the status quo - and personal freedoms. Please help us to make this film.
Polluted will need to rent a camera, lights, and other equipment and pay a small fee to take the small cast and key crew members "on location" to an area where ecological devastation is visually undeniable. The production therefore has to pay for low budget transportation, meals and lodging for cast and crew -- and these costs add up. That is why we need your help.
Please help Judy's voice get heard!!!
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