Daedalum Films, the group that brought us Up From the Underground – the documentary about the band Hard Queen and what it means to make it as an indie group in China – is now screening their newest film on July 18.
This time around, Luis Tapia and Mark Schoellkopf turn their lens towards China’s Human Flesh Search Engines (人肉搜索），the Chinese phenomenon of using the internet and its 250 million netizens to seek out and disseminate information – sometimes for good, sometimes not.
From their site：
The menacingly-named Human Flesh Search Engine has made headlines around the world, but it remains largely misunderstood and its deeper implications unexplored. Daedalum Films examines the origins of this Chinese Internet phenomenon, dissects its most dramatic cases, and asks the question: “what can the Human Flesh Search Engine tell us about modern China?”
Doors open at 8pm and the event goes until 11pm, with the film screening at 9:30pm. Wine, beer, and soft frinks will be unlimited, but seats are fewer, so you ought to get a ticket now. Ticket cost is 80RMB and can either be purchase online (and delivered to your door) or at these locations: