Princeton Environmental Film Festival

Unsung Heroes of Ink

Expired April 19, 2021 2:00 AM
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Appreciation for Chinese ink painting is growing, but much of the art form remains unexplored. An ink painting comes into being when ink meets paper. In the era of the “rockstar artist”, many overlook the role of the latter. Unsung Heroes of Ink seeks to redress this balance. Artists Liu Dan and Shao Fan explain how paper shapes their work. Their collaborators are craftspeople in the remote Jing County, Anhui Province, who observe ancient methods to hand-produce xuan paper. These craftspeople, who have spent a lifetime honing their skills, are the “unsung heroes of ink”.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    25 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Hong Kong, China
  • Premiere
  • Rating
  • Director
    Olivia Wang
  • Producer
    Olivia Wang
  • Cinematographer
    Vincent Du
  • Editor
    Bob Lee
  • Music
    Erwann Chandon