Wednesday October 12th: Documentary screening and discussion

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Date(s) - Wednesday, October 12 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Apartment


Fairy Wang may be a working-class girl from rural China, but she thinks she’s the next Coco Chanel. After posting her eccentric designs on Weibo, China’s largest social media site, Fairy becomes an overnight internet celebrity. But fame comes at a price for the misunderstood fashion misfit. Filmmaker Rongfei Guo befriends Fairy and walks in the unlikely designer’s very first fashion show.

The Shanghai FCC screening of Fairy Tales will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Rongfei Guo.

About the director

Rongfei Guo is an emerging Chinese documentary filmmaker who is interested in creative and artistic ways of exploring China’s stories and issues. She earned an M.A. at New York University in Documentary, where she ventured into the world of documentary filmmaking.

Her latest film, Fairy Tales, is nominated for the 2016 Student Academy Award, won the Best Short Documentary Film award at Melbourne International Film Festival and the Best Student Film at DOC NYC. As a Chinese Kung Fu fan, she also produced a documentary series for VICE China called Kungfu Masters In New York. Her first short documentary film What If was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Fusion Doc Challenge and screened at major festivals.

Venue: The Apartment
Yongfu road 47, 3F (near Fuxing Xi lu)
Time: 7pm-9pm (doors open at 7pm, event starts at 7:30pm)
Price: 50RMB SFCC members; 150RMB non-members. Price includes two drinks and canapés



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