Film: China Narrative Collective

Narrate China is a video project by China Narrative Collective, an international collective founded in 2016, with a focus on life in China. Our videos aim to vividly share stories of real life experiences in China and make intimate perspectives accessible online.

Cas Sutherland and Sven Romberg work together on content development. Maxi Battaglia and Ponita Reasmey work on photography, cinematography, editing and design. Shel Yu translates into Chinese, and Maxi Battaglia translates into Spanish.

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Check out our videos here:

Looking Back (March 2017)

“It was a very peaceful place… and up ahead, we hear this blood curdling scream”. When he met a traveller on the way to Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), Tom accidentally got more than he bargained for.

In this video, Tom thinks back on an old story from his early days in China as he packs up to leave after living in China for eleven years.

Princess of Peace (November 2016)

“Don’t tell me that all Chinese guys like skinny girls, that’s just not true!” Yuan Xiaodan’s experience tells otherwise: her high school nickname, ‘Princess of Peace’ has another meaning. In this short film, Xiaodan tells us a heartwarming story about bullying, family relationships, and lasting friendships.

On The Way (October 2016)

A young Chinese entrepreneur tells the story of his experience in China’s busiest transport hub just days before Spring Festival. The young man’s view are challenged by a lone child he meets in Guangzhou train station as the country’s workers head home for Chinese New Year.

Our next videos, including ‘Let it Burn’, are coming soon.

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exploring the realities of culture and gender in contemporary Asia

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