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A conversation with Yafei Qi: generational gap, environment changes, social expectations

Yafei Qi - ⻬齐亚菲, born 1987 in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China, lives and works in Berlin. She majored in Film and Video Art with a...

Interview with Hao Wu, director of ‘People’s Republic of Desire’ and ‘All in my family’

Hao Wu (吴皓, Wu Hao, born 1972) is a Chinese-American film director, producer and writer, director of People’s Republic of Desire, about China’s live-streaming...

Temper Magazine: Interview with Elsbeth van Paridon

Featured image: Photography by Ellen Simons, New York City, 2019. All rights reservedChina fashion design. Elsbeth van Paridon is a sinologist and China fashion...

Interview with Song Wen, director and co-founder of FIRST Festival in China

The Enigma of Arrival is a drama about the disappearance of a girl and the tormented fate of her young friends Read the full interview:...

Interview with illustrator Hannah Li

Born in Changsha, China and now residing in the United States, Hannah Li is a freelance illustrator. She has a background in Oil Painting and...

Interview with Zhang Yang: Up the Mountain

Zhang Yang 'Up the Mountain' is a documentary film about the Chinese painter Shen Jianhua and his apprentices with a focus on the simple...

Interview with Zhou Zhou, director of ‘Meili’

Meili portrays an intense human tragedy and a desperate universal truth, since disasters in her life soon becomes inexorably predictable. Please read the article here:...

Interview with Lu Qingyi, director of ‘Four Springs’

Lu Qingyi’s documentary film "Four Springs" celebrates everyday life as a unique experience. Lu Qingyi is a Chinese director from Dushan, Guizhou Province in southwest...

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Interview with Isaac Cheng, vice-chairman of Demosistō: the Hong Kong government must respond to the five demands

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