Jordan Hardy

Filmed on location in Beijing, China, Facing The Sun explores the issue of rapid urbanisation in Chinese cities and its relationship with a generation of urban youth and the resulting social issues that have strained the traditional family structure. Through the protagonist’s journey to reconnect with his estranged father, the film centres around alienation, abandonment and modern discontent in the young generation – a side-effect of the failings of the family unit under the weight of a huge socio-economic shift from communism to global capitalism. 

Words and Film: Jordan Hardy, Film and Moving Image Production 

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