Private Project

Where is Chinatown?

Chinatown is a community that exit in different city in the world, which has the same culture attributes, but present different culture features and history of development, Chinatown also witness of Chinese immigration development, I have shoot 3 Chinatowns, which is London, San Francisco and Los Angeles, I edit them in one film and present in 3 screens, there has the kind of bridge of different historical ages and cities, between these 3 screens, a communication is happening.

  • Hao Yang
  • Hao Yang
  • Hao Yang
  • Hao Yang
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom, United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    digital HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Hao Yang

Hao Yang was born in 1992 in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. After completing a BA in Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, he continued with a MA in Moving Image at Royal College of Art in London. He has attend a series of exhibitions in different centuries including Stewarts RCA at Royal college of Art, London, UK, in 2018, The China Contemporary Alliance Exhibition at Shangshang gallery, Beijing, China, in 2017, New Ink Generation at Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China, in 2016, and Hidden Heart exhibition at Daito Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, in 2014. His works were awarded as Excellent Graduation Works in A journey of a thousand miles exhibition in 2014 and Poly Cup Excellent Award in 2016.

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Director Statement

Where is Chinatown?
11mins 33sec
3 screens HD

He uses Oriental Philosophy to explore the Chinese immigration around Chinatown in the Contemporary Art background, he try to build a conversation between different historical ages and place, and draw people awareness of where are identity coming from? What is historical narrative? and how is constructed?