THE FALL (ADVANCE COPY)

Year: 2015  |  26 minutes |  experimental documentary

The Fall (advance copy) is an experimental documentary that investigates the global manufacturing industry through the act of falling. Materials from crashed and abandoned airplanes get recycled and made into electronic commodities while some workers in Foxconn, iPhone factory in China, attempt to commit suicide by jumping off of buildings. The kinetic energy of vertical falling seems to be constantly transformed into a horizontal force of global trading and shipping. 

In the film, the death of the proletariat in the class society is analogous to the violent dislocation of crashed airplanes’ materials. Within a ceaseless cycle of distribution and deterioration, recycled materials, workers, and their representations become the debris of the audiovisual industry.

 

 

PAST/UPCOMING SCREENING

2017   Seoul Art Space Geumcheon

           Loop Barcelona

           Hong Kong Art Center

2016   Taipei Fine Arts Museum

           II FICAE - DISEASES INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM & ART FESTIVAL

           LISBON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2015  KASSELER DOCUMENTARY FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

           DENVER FILM FESTIVAL 

           NEWFILMMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL

           KAOHSIUNG FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION

           TIME ART FESTIVAL, SAIC GRADUATION SHOW

 

 

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CREDITS

Producer/Director: Chen Chenyu

Performers: Mai Yang, Ava Chen, JI Yang, HanXiong Bo, Weijia Ma, Echo Wu, Yuang Zheng

Music: Pi-Hsuan Huang, Arp

voiceover: Mitsu Salmon

Sound Design: Yuting Chiu

Videographer: Tzu-Tung Lee, Chen Chenyu

Sound Mixer: Ze Don, Jason Chen

Boom mic operator: Jason Chen