Curatorial Projects > Present Tense Biennial: Chinese Character (2009)

Sergio de la Torre
Nuevo Dragon City, 2008
Video, total running time 14 min.

"A group of Chinese-Mexican teenagers barricade themselves inside an abandoned building in downtown Tijuana. As the outside world is closed off and they sit entrapped, their surroundings and actions become a powerful commentary on their own social existence." - Sergio de la Torre

Director-Producer: Sergio de la Torre
Cinematographer: Jair Pedroza
Assistant Director: Giancarlo Ruiz
Sound Design: Chris Kubick
Assistant Producer: Sergio Brown
Gaffers: Lemus Rodriguez and Tonathiu Sanchez
Titles: Wen Hua Shia
Actors: Wu Yanqing, Wu Wenfeng, Wu Yanhong, Cen Yanling, Liang Meiyan, and Liang Dalong
Casting: Barbarella Pardo/Barbarella Casting
Color Correction: Barni Axmed Qaasim

Present Tense Biennial: Chinese Character

May 1 - August 23, 2009
Chinese Culture Center
San Francisco, CA