The New Forbidden City

Beijing, the center of one of the most powerful countries at our time, has forbidden many to stay in its town. Is it political? Is it environmental? or is it simply racial? The director spent two months investing into the strict regulations of Beijing’s forbidden rules, only to discover a beginning of a start. Entirely shot on an iPhone, the film managed to capture some of the most sensitive moments between the enforcer and the residents.

Director: Viv Li
Producer: Viv Li
Documentary, China, 2019
03:10 min

Viv Li is an accidental filmmaker that has worked in the UK, Brazil, Colombia, China and the Philippines. Born and raised in Beijing, she spent the past 10 years traveling and exploring her undefined self. The particular voice of her multi-cultural background has granted her a unique identity. Her works have focused on the sensibility and tangibility of moments, relationships, sexuality and self-awareness. She believes in true emotions and frameworks of sincere responses as a filmmaker and often tries to merge the boundaries between documentary and fiction, and uses her words to express further. Currently living in Europe, she is completing her master degree in Documentary Directing with DocNomads, a joint master in three countries, an obvious continuation of her love for discovering cultural boundaries.

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