70 minutes, digital video, color
Awarded the 2013 David Plath Media Prize from the Society for East Asian Anthropology
Reviewed by Emily Chao in American Anthropologist, September 2013
This ethnographic film depicts the everyday experience of “doing tourism” (搞旅游) in two rural, ethnic tourism destinations in contemporary China: Ping’an and Upper Jidao villages. Focusing on the perspectives of village residents, this film portrays how modern, rural Chinese negotiate between the day-to-day consequences of tourist arrivals in their home villages and ideal projections of who they are and what their lives can achieve through tourism development.
The film is distributed by Berkeley Media, LLC.
Copyright 2013 Jenny Chio.
by Jenny Chio