2019 Fellow

Linnan Lin

Linnan is a filmmaker and a jazz vocalist.  Her experimental film How to Become Image Spam about the proliferation of imagery in modern day society has screened at festivals  in New York and New England. She especially loves working with 16mm film and a Bolex camera.

Fellowship Project: Dancing In the Square is a documentary about Chinese granny dance culture. It explores a social phenomenon known as "Guangchang Wu" (square dance). The film addresses how a generation of people who were youths during the oppressive Cultural Revolution now dance together expressively and sometimes even flamboyantly in public squares across the nation to music that ranges from traditional ethnic songs to American hip hop.