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(click on titles in column to the right to see individual film details below)Sentience starkly contrasts the stunning beauty of Guanxi Provence's ancient mountains and the abrasive imposition of modernity playing out on Yangshou's famous fourteen hundred-year-old West Street.

Sentience is a short art documentary filmed in China. It takes us to two opposed locations in a span of twenty-four hours. Guanxi's scenic mountainous region being one, and the other Yangshou's raucous, touristy West Street sector. The former brims with a quiet, almost hypnotic majesty that can only be appreciated during the day, while the latter roars with an overwhelming assemblage of both human, and mechanized fury, that is at its most palpable come nightfall. 


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  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    9 mins
  • Language
    Mandarin Chinese
  • Country
    Australia, China
  • Premiere
    World
  • Director
    Elliot J. Spencer
  • Producer
    Elliot J. Spencer
  • Co-Producer
    Heather White 
  • Filmmaker
    Elliot J. Spencer
  • Cinematographer
    Elliot J. Spencer & Gregory Michiels
  • Music
    Timon Wawreczko