4 June 2022, Saturday | 13:00 – 14:00 BST via Zoom
Dr Hiu Man Chan, Founder & Director, UK-China Film Collab
Martha Harwood, Journalism and Communications Specialist, UK-China Film Collab
The presence of Chinese cinema is increasing in the west, but how often is it even mentioned in British journalism? The Chinese box office is hot on the heels of America’s, and it will likely become the largest and most successful very soon. Journalism plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between a film and its audience, so if the ever expanding world of Chinese films is unrepresented in journalism, how can it find an audience in the West?
Martha’s research has been primarily based around collecting data to support her hypothesis that Chinese cinema is largely overlooked by British journalism. In this panel, Martha hopes to share her findings so far and start a discussion about the role of journalism in the world of cinema and international relations.