The name of this film comes from a really old Shanghai song, it is about the past of the city and many of its amazing stories. The more I gets to know it, the more unknown I felt. I think I will NEVER get tired of Shanghai.
I Wish I Knew, it was directed by famous Chinese director Jia Zhangke. The focus of the film is on understanding Shanghai’s recent history through interviews with people closely related to the past and present stories of this city. Jia selected 18 individuals to follow, from a pop star to the grandchild of China’s most influential general. This film won the Keno Pen Award from the Montreal International Documentary Festival.
Janny Chyn is the founder of Shanghai Pathways (www.shanghaipathways.com), a platform that engages people to learn and understand the city through unique cultural activities “off the beaten tracks.” She is also a writer for The Courier magazine and has been a guest speaker for schools and organizations.
Apart from running Shanghai Pathways, Janny provides training and consultation service for corporate clients such as P&G, Ipsos and Google. Her current work has been featured in media outlets including Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, CNNgo, The Sacramento Bee, Zester Daily, Nomadic Notes, Business Mirror, Shanghai Morning Post, Daily Secret.
Leave a Reply