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Documenting the Global City Project, Beijing 2009 -- Big Red Heart 一颗红心

Collaboration between the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Communication University of China yields films exploring contemporary life in Beijing and the surrounding countryside.
December 19, 2009

USC film student  combined with Communication University of China student Cao Jingping to produce Big Red Heart. The film focuses on Li Xiaoqi, a Beijing artist who has undertaken a campaign to get 9,999 couples to offer him and his girlfriend their warm wishes as they prepare to marry. Li travels the city wearing his big red heart to collect these wishes.


This video is also available on the USCI YouTube Channel.

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Other films from the program:

"Children of the Sun" by Justin Feldman and Xiao Beidi

"Director" by Liu Guanguang and Zhao Tingting

“Invisible Wall” by Adan Avalos and Han Xie

“Jiang Hu Session” by Thenmozhi Soundararajan and Jane U

“Little Monk” by Lulu Hansen

"Shadow House” by Laura Yilmaz and Yang Yijing

“Turn of the Harvest” by Tani Ikeda and Channa Wulan

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