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by JP Sniadecki
color, 28 min, 2007
From the Sensory Ethnography Lab Series

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Songhua depicts the intimate and complex relationship between Harbin residents and their "mother river," the Songhua in northeastern China. By attending to the everyday activities of leisure and labor unfolding along the banks and promenade, this nonfiction video also explores the interface between aesthetics and ethnography as it addresses environmental crisis within a major waterway of China.

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Shadow Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2007
Jury's Pick Award, Negotiated View Film Festival, Happy Valley, Pennsylvania, 2007
SIGGRAPH, San Diego, California, 2007
Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna, Austria, 2008
Jury's Pick Award, PLATFORMA Festival, Athens, Greece, 2008
Babel Film Series, Nanning, China, 2008
Jury's Pick Award, Eyes & Lenses Ethnographic Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 2008
PDX Film Festival, Portland, Oregon, 2009
Contro-Sguardi: International Anthropological Film Festival, Perugia, Italy, 2010

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Related Links
Review by Jack David Eller on Anthropology Review Database

Other Films in the Sensory Ethnography Lab Series
Demolition (Chaiqian) by JP Sniadecki (28 min, 2007)
Kāle and Kāle by Stephanie Spray (50 min, 2007)
Monsoon-Reflections by Stephanie Spray (22 min, 2007)
On Broadway by Aryo Danusiri (62 min, 2011)
Still Life by Diana Allan (25 min, 2007)

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