« Being with Clay »

30th September – 6th October 2019

* Halles de la Fonderie

2011/Documentary/42Mins/Color/PAL/16:9/EN+FR+SP+CH Subtitles
Director / Producer / Photographer: Tan Hongyu
HERITAGE AWARD, 8th International Film Festival on Clay and Glass, France, 2012
GRAND PRIZE, 3rd China Education Television Competition,P.R.China, 2012

To date the Li Minority in southern China’s Hainan province has kept the primitive pottery making technique originating from the Neolithic Age 6,000 years ago. The film opens the door to ancient pottery making skills through unfolding life stories of Yang Bailiang, an 85-year-old potter and the inheritor of intangible cultural heritage in China. Human life in early days, after disappearing for quite a long time, revives accordingly. Meanwhile, the vulnerable inheritance of the technique, presented in the film, unveil the situation that the age-old technique has gradually been lost during its interaction with industrial civilization.

More about the screenings and times
Documentary screened as part of the Chinese Ceramic Art Project – Switzerland

* Halles de la Fonderie

Av. Cardinal-Mermillod 17-19
1227 Carouge