Martha Harwood from Lancaster University was selected to join UK-China Film Collab as a member via the organisation’s Future Talent Programme 2021-2022.
Here is Martha’s introduction to herself and her one-year project:
“Hello ! I’m a university student of French Studies with Chinese. I love film and am fascinated by Chinese culture, and I believe everyone else should be too! I think that the discussion of Chinese film is often dismissed in western media and academia, and I want to focus on changing this during my project.
I am going to write a report investigating the coverage of Chinese film in British journalism. I want this report to open a conversation between film lovers, Sinophiles, journalists, writers and the public. I’d also like to use social media to engage further with the public, and I hope to start a UCFC newsletter to give people a starting point for understanding Chinese film and becoming involved in related events.
I hope that my project will get people reading about films in a new way, and hopefully inspire people to watch one or two Chinese films!”
Contact Martha: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha’s Contribution to UCFC:
A discussion panel titled “An Investigation into current press coverage of Chinese-language films in the UK” as part of the Odyssey: a Chinese cinema season 2022.