J.P. Sniadecki
VR, China, USA 2007
29 min

The Songhua River runs through Harbin in north-eastern China and serves as the city's main water source. By attending to the everyday activities of leisure and labour unfolding along the banks and promenade, J.P. Sniadecki's Songhua depicts the intimate and complex relationship between Harbin city residents and their «mother river». Through the use of the long take, this nonfiction video also explores the interface between art and ethnography in order to address social issues in a major waterway of northeastern China.

This film is screened together with Chaiqian.

  • J.P. Sniadecki
  • J.P. Sniadecki
  • Ernst Karel
  • J.P. Sniadecki
Harvard Media Anthropology Lab

J.P. Sniadecki, 407 Conant Hall 36 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA T 269 267 2335,

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