Yi Cui, Term Lecturer, School of Contemporary Arts/Film, Simon Fraser University
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 filmmaking practice has explored diverse formal approaches and the search for the poetics in cinematic medium has been a recurring theme in her works.
At this colloquium, filmmaker Yi Cui will introduce a few works made by Tibetan herdsmen, monks and young students, and will discuss her observations and analyses developed while she worked in the local Tibetan communities helping people to make their own films. Cui will also show her own short film THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, which contemplates emerging autoethnographic filmmaking in Tibet.