I Am Here

Wo Jiu Shi Wo


Northrop Best Buy Theater Sun, Apr 12, 2015 3:30 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Mon, Apr 20, 2015 5:30 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:I Am Here
Cine Global
Society & Culture
Voice Category:Art in Pictures
Release Year:2014
Type:Documentary Feature
Language:Chinese (Mandarin)
Print Source:Cats & Docs
Director:Lixin Fan
Producer:Rebecca Liu
Yun Zeng
Cinematographer:Paul Morris
Editor:Xu Jing
Screenwriter:Lixin Fan
Filmography:Last Train Home
Up the Yangtze


Lixin Fan, director of Last Train Home, is back with another perspective on 21st century life in China—where youth and celebrity culture reign supreme. The focus is a hugely popular reality television show, which combines elements American Idol and Big Brother, called Super Boy. I Am Here shows the earnest dreams of a handful of young men within a rigorous, market-driven system. Lixin Fan’s critique of the show and its values is coy, sympathetically embracing ambitions fueling the machine.

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The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul is supported in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.