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Electric Shadows

DIRECTED BY HERVE COHEN AND RENAUD COHEN DISTRIBUTED BY FIRST RUN/ICARUS FILMS 153 WAVERLY PLACE NEW YORK, NY 10014 1993. 26 minutes. Color Scholars of contemporary China are only now beginning to explore the role of the media in social, cultural, and political change in post-Mao China. This is the theme of the film Electric Shadows, set in the rural heartland of Sichuan province. Taking its title from the Chinese term for cinema, dianying, this well-crafted documentary follows a team of...