South Social Film Festival is partnering with the Chinese Visual Festival to celebrate China on a day in London, with food, dance and the screening of Cathy Yan’s “Dead Pigs“. China is a country that has fast forwarded into the new century with amazing speed and has marked cinema and art with a strong visual and ethnic impact.

Schedule: Thursday, 3 October 2019
18:00 – Opening with food and drinks
19:00 – Dance performance
19:30 – Intro festival + screening
21:30 – Panel discussion
22:30 – End festival

Dead Pigs” is all about the environment, pollution, industrial wastes and the regeneration business that goes with it. Main characters in this film are as diverse as possible. A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an expat architect and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river towards a rapidly-modernising Shanghai. (VO with English subtitles)

Vivian Vu in “Dead Pigs”

Cathy Yan, was born in China and lived in Hong Kong and the US. She’s Asian with a Western twist. She understands both worlds. Her first job was as a reporter for the Wall Street journal and her eye for the news is what brought her to pick such a challenging subject in China. Right now she’s heavily into post production of her latest film based on the DC UNIVERSE. She just made history by being the first Asian woman to direct a female-driven superhero movie.

Lucia Tong is an inspired dancer with a background in dance and theatre performance. She creates multi-disciplinary works with her own company Pangea Art and with Arts 4 Human Rights to promote the use of arts to engage people with social thinking and action.

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On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"