Deutsche Version

5 Lessons and 9 Questions About Chinatown

German title: 5 Lektionen und 9 Fragen zu Chinatown
Director: Shelly Silver    → show biography   
Country: USA
Year: 2009
Synopsis: You live somewhere, walk down the same street 50, 100, 10,000 times, each time taking in fragments, but never fully registering THE PLACE. Years, decades go by and you continue,unseeing, possibly unseen. A building comes down, and before the next one is up you ask yourself 'what used to be there?' You are only vaguely aware of the district’s shifting patterns and the sense that, since the 19th century, wave after wave of inhabitants have moved through and transformed these alleyways, tenements, stoops and shops. 10 square blocks, past, present, future, time, light, movement, immigration, exclusion, gentrification, racism, history, China, America, 3 languages, 13 voices, 152 years, 17,820 frames, 9 minutes, 54 seconds, 9 questions, 5 lessons, Chinatown.
Language: English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Forum participation year: 2010

Technical Attributes

Format: Blu-ray
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Subtitle language: English
Running time (minutes): 10
Color: color
Sound: Stereo
Aspect ratio: 1:1,78
Projection format: 16:9
Frames per second: 30
Number of reels: 1