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5 lessons and 9 questions about Chinatown

5 Lektionen und 9 Fragen zu Chinatown

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You live somewhere, walk down the same street fifty, a hundred, ten thousand times, each time taking in fragments, but never fully registering the place. A building comes down, and before the next one is up you ask yourself ‘what used to be there?’ 
Ten square blocks. Past, present, future. Three languages, thirteen voices, 152 years. In 17,820 frames, 9 minutes and 54 seconds.

USA 2009, 10 min

by

Shelly Silver