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Directed by Stephen Maing
Not Rated | 86 min. | 2012 | U.S.A.
Screens in Mandarin with English subtitles
**Director Stephen Maing (bio)
will be in attendance for a post film Q+A. Due to unforeseen circumstance, Stephen cannot be in-person for the screening. Stephen has been gracious enough to do a Q+A over Skype.
HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE follows the journey of two of China’s first citizen reporters as they travel the country – chronicling underreported news and social issues stories. Armed with laptops, cell phones, and digital cameras these formerly average citizens develop skills as independent one-man news stations while learning to navigate China’s new social media landscape and evolving censorship regulations – all while avoiding the risk of political persecution.
Official Selection – 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, 2012 Hot Docs Film Festival; Winner – Best Documentary – 2012 Little Rock film Festival; Winner – Documentary Special Jury Prize – 2012 Independent Film Festival Boston; Winner – Best Cinematography – 2012 Woods Hole Film Festival
Series sponsored by the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation. Additional funding provided by eBay, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts
Stephen works as a cinematographer, editor and director on documentary and narrative films and teaches summer classes in documentary cinematography at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.