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« Pottery from the Ethnic Minorities in Southwest China »

30th September – 6th October 2019

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2009/Documentary/ /Color/PAL/16:9/FR+CN Subtitles
Director / Photographer: Lu Bin
Producer/Production Manager/Photographer: Tan Hongyu
HERITAGE AWARD, 7th International Film Festival on Clay and Glass, France, 2010
PRIMER PREMIO, 1st International Ceramic Film Festival, Spain, 2011
PREMIO DEL PÚBLICO, 1st International Ceramic Film Festival, Spain, 2011
GRAND PRIZE, 2rd China Education Television Competition, P.R.China, 2011

Synopsis
China is a nation with many ethnic minorities. Each group of people maintain their traditional way of life and adapted ways of making things that are indigenous to their environment and needs. In the Southwest part of China pottery making is a strong part of their culture. The techniques found here cover most of the methods of making pottery in human history. From the most basic method of making a pot by coiling and using no other tool, to using fast turning wheel and jiggering, from firing in a pit to using a dragon kiln, one can see the living history of the development of pottery in this part of China.

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

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Av. Cardinal-Mermillod 17-19
1227 Carouge