I have a new film – The Great Wall – premiering on Monday at 6pm as part of JDIFF. Based on a Kafka short story it was shot across eleven countries over the last year and looks at borders, exclusion and power in Europe. Using Kafka’s mysterious ‘The Building of the Great Wall of China’as narration, the film is a timely and very cinematic look at how the continent protects its own interests….
The Chinese New Year committee came out to Temple Bar and the Millenium Bridge to launch the Chinese New Year Festival 2015, ‘The year of the Sheep’ with sheeps and sheep sculptures. The Festival will take place in Dublin from February 8-14 For Festival information seelink below or follow or Twitter (@dcnyf) for regular updates.
From top: Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke and Luke Wang (age 7), along with Amy Yin Zhang; Luke and Amy with friend; Luke; from left: Fiona Hughes, Niamh O’Hare and Aine Roddy; Unidentified dog owner.
Chongqing, a vast municipality of 28 million in southwest China, has come up with a lighthearted strategy to remind pedestrians of the dangers of looking down at a smartphone while walking — separate lanes for people using or not using their devices.
The inspiration for the dual sidewalk came from National Geographic in the U.S., which created similar divisions on a section of pavement in Washington, D.C., in July as part of a televised behavior experiment.