I DON’T REMEMBER THAT I DREAMED – 去尔处千余里矣
Miaochun Zhang | China 2021 | 110 Min. | OmeU
In presence of Miaochun Zhang and team
Yang wants to leave behind the run-down oil town she grew up in and sets off for Shanghai. Filmmaker Miaochun Zhang tells the story of Yang’s quest for emancipation and links it to an alleged alien abduction of a certain Huang Yanqiu, which is said to have taken place during the Cultural Revolution. Did Yanqiu just invent it to circumvent China’s strictly regulated internal migration?
I DON’T REMEMBER THAT I DREAMED associatively explores boundaries and conflicts that arise when one dreams of bigger freedoms than are given to the politicised body.
Director: Miaochun Zhang (she/her)
Camera: Miaochun Zhang, Aslihan Sekercioglu (she/her), Xiu Di (he/him)
Editing: Miaochun Zhang, Aslihan Sekercioglu
Sound, Sound Design: Jack Straton (he/him)
Production: Miaochun Zhang, Maja Wittrup (they/them), Jack Straton
Color Grading: Weixin Zhuang (he/him)
Production Assistence: Helena Eisenhart (she/her)
Miaochun Zhang (1993, China) is a filmmaker, illustrator and writer. She migrated to the U.S. at age 15 and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Her writings and artworks have been featured on multiple nationally distributed publications and renowned online platforms. From 2015 to 2021, Miaochun crowdfunded and directed the feature documentary I Don’t Remember That I Dreamed.
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