I am Chinese, 2007

Hong Kong 2017
Osage Gallery
Shen Shaomin’s film I am Chinese takes up the issues of refugees and immigrants, as a reflection on culture, race and religion. When Germany invaded Russia in WWI, some Russians were forced across the border to Hongjiang Village in China. During the 1960s, after China and Russia became enemies, many in the village were suspected of spying and the village became known as the “Village of Spies”. Today in the 21st century, these ‘immigrants’ are still trying to integrate with Chinese society.