Diasporama (Part 1): Dead Air

1997, 87 min, color, sound

Based on the personal experiences of individuals from Hong Kong, the former British colony that "reunified" with China in 1997, Diasporama is an experimental documentary that addresses issues of the diasporic condition. In a series of intimate interviews that explore the relationship of the personal and the political, Yau Ching confronts notions of nationhood, identity, and post-colonialism. Inserting her own face and voice as a form of mediation, the artist herself becomes one of the subjects. Yau Ching writes that Diasporama is an attempt "to reclaim some of Hong Kong's diverse colors."

Director, Producer, Camera, Editor: Yau Ching