YOUNG PROGRAMMERS SELECTION – Diversity of Chinese Cinema and Minority Groups in China

“There are 56 ethnic groups in China. The diverse stories of different ethnic groups on the screen contributes to the diversity of Chinese cinema. Both the collections of classic Chinese films and films of Chinese minority ethnic groups involve films that are made by the most prominent Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Generation of Chinese Filmmakers and the latest new filmmakers of China.

From the film The Horse Thief made in the year 1986 to the River Road made in 2014, the Chinese film industry and film cultures witnessed massive changes. While the Chinese film industries growing rapidly during these years, the major roles that used to be played by the state-owned studios are now played by different types of producers. In recent years, the films that tell stories about minority ethnic groups are frequently paid attention to by the worldwide audiences.”

Li Peize
  • Li Peize
  • Co-editors-in-chief, Frames Cinema Journal
  • PhD Candidate, University of St. Andrews, 2017 – to date
  • MA in Film Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, 2016
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