1991-2000DocumentaryEthnographic CinemaExperimentalT. Minh-ha TrinhUSA

T. Minh-ha Trinh – Shoot for the Contents (1991)

Reflecting on Mao’s famous saying “Let a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend,” Trinh T. Minh-ha’s SHOOT FOR THE CONTENTS—a title that alludes to a Chinese guessing game—is a unique excursion into the maze of allegorical naming and storytelling in China. The film ponders questions of power and change, politics and culture, as refracted by the Tiananmen Square massacre. It offers at the same time an inquiry into the creative process of filmmaking, intricately layering Chinese popular songs and classical music, the sayings of Mao and Confucius, women’s voices, and the words of artists, philosophers, and other cultural workers. The result is a meditative documentary that captures major shifts of interpretation in modern Chinese culture and politics.


Container: Matroska
Runtime: 1 h 41 min
Size: 3.31 GiB
Codec: x264
Resolution: 1440x1080 
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Frame rate: 23.976 fps
Bit rate: 	
#1: 2.0ch AAC LC



Subtitles:English (soft)

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