Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe

Shanghai Belleville

Show-Chun Lee (2013)


Show-Chun Lee's feature film debut centres on the phlight of Chinese illegal immigrants who are trying to find a better life in Belleville, France. It is the first film by a diasporic Chinese filmmaker in France.  

The writer-director Show-Chun Lee participated in the inaugural BABYLON workshop at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2007. BABYLON is an audiovisual development initiative that assists migrant and diasporic filmmakers to develop their scripts and get their films into production. BABYLON was founded by Gareth Jones, who is a member of the Network Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe.  

The film was widely reviewed in France including in LesInRocks and Le Parisien.

Posted by Daniela Berghahn on 01 Jul 2013 •





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