No, this post is not about some ecological disaster … Last Harvest, the documentary by Hui Wang, won two awards at the Whistler Film Festival:
For the past 1-1/2 year, I have been concentrating on sculpture. Much of what I have done is virtually impossible to photograph, but I will publish some of my recent work that is more accessible to a camera. The subjects of the first posts are pieces inspired by Chess, made with the advice and support of mentors at Al Green Sculpture Studio in Toronto
‘Mother of Queens’, on my Flickr site, was the prototype for a complete collection of chess pieces. She was in that sense the mother of them all, and she was the inspiration for the Queen of the set.
At the moment, she stands at the mouth of the harbour of Humber Bay, Toronto. Is she a guardian, or is she a waiting soul remembering someone lost? Maybe both; none of us is simple, and the longer we are around the more tangled is our gestalt until, perhaps, we free ourselves of our complexities. Regardless, she shows her age, her experience, her wisdom.
Later, you will meet her progeny, freshly minted and looking, perhaps, as she did at one time.
LAST HARVEST premiers at PLANET IN FOCUS October 25, 2015. Next, it will be shown at the Whistler Film Festival in December, 2015. Congratulations to filmmaker Hui Wang on her first documentary.
About the film:
As China emerges more on the world stage and fills our store shelves, many of us want to know more about it. Hui (Jane) Wang’s intimate documentary LAST HARVEST is about a couple who are displaced by one of the huge projects transforming the Chinese economy. This couple could be our parents; they could be us.