NOWNESS Portrait Of A Place: 不夜城 Of A Sleepless Town (Part 1)

  • Jordan Hardy
  • James Piper

Part 1 of my latest two-part documentary featured on NOWNESS ASIA as part of the hit series 'Portrait of a Place'. Of A Sleepless Town is a two-part documentary following three of Shanghai’s leading creatives — Architect, Wuyahuang Li, photographer, Shuwei Liu, and electronic music producer, Han Han (Gooooose). Part 1 presents a portrait of a place; one symbolic of China’s embrace of globalisation in the late 20th century, as the film’s subjects break down the psychological and social impact of Shanghai’s urban form. In Part 2, the conversation turns to self identity as they explore their own experiences of masculinity and self-identity as men, living and creating in an ever-changing physical and spiritual landscape.