Yi Cui was born and raised in northwest China and currently lives between her homeland and Canada. Before starting to make films, she worked in conservation ecology. She received her MFA in Film and Video from York University in Toronto. Her body of work consists of experimental, documentary, narrative and essay films. The constant search for poetics in film medium is a recurring theme in her films.
Film Screening and Talk by Yi Cui
FROM OUR EYES
The Tourists (16min) by Douke Gyal
A group of Tibetans are guiding tourists through the beautiful land of Nyanpo Yuzee. One of them, the young herdsman Douke Gyal, curiously observed the interaction between the locals and the outsiders through the lens of his video camera … …
Tibetan New Year (32min) by Kunsang Shampa
The filmmaker offers us a close look at the rituals and activities in an ordinary family in Lhasa during the Tibetan New Year.
Sunshine on the Pilgrimage (28min) by Lhape Lokar
A group of young boys are going on a pilgrimage. Their journey gradually turns into a mosaic of spiritual pursuit, as well as jokes, games, laugh and moments of daydreaming… …
- SFU David See-chai Lam Centre
- Department of Sociology & Anthropology