I am Jing and I am translating I AM BREATHING into Chinese for the Beijing screening on Global Screening Day, hosted by Electric Shadows.
The first event in which I worked as a translator and interpreter for Electric Shadows is the European Union Film Festival Shorts Programme in Beijing, I was deeply impressed by the excellent short films. Several months after the EUFF, I cooperated with Electric Shadows and JUE for the Asian Cinema Week. I had lived in Beijing for six years but it was my first time to watch films about some Asian countries that we are less familiar with, such as Mongolia. I was deeply impressed by how Electric Shadows brings people together through art works and provides a stage for people from different cultural backgrounds to share and communicate together. Therefore, when Vicky Mohieddeen asked me whether I could translate the subtitles of I AM BREATHING as a volunteer, I said yes. It is a pleasure to work with Electric Shadows, especially for a charity aim.
Electric Shadows is a non-profit organisation helping to shape the evolution of public cinema in China by programming beautiful film events and expanding the cinema into galleries, rooftops, deserts and discos. Founded in January 2009 it has since grown to become one of Beijing’s most prominent independent film organisations working with the most exciting local cultural spaces and festivals, helping to bring cinematic gems to every corner of the ever-shifting physical and cultural landscape of Beijing. Electric Shadows was founded by Vicky Mohieddeen, alumna of the Edinburgh College of Art and the Scottish Documentary Institute.
Electric Shadows will show I AM BREATHING on 21 June in the Zajia Lab at the Hong En Daoist Temple in Bejing. Details and RSVP here.
Can you also host a screening on 21 June, wherever you are?