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Yutong Lin

Yutong Lin is a first-year MA Film Studies student at Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Prior to Concordia, she graduated with Cum Laude and Major Honors from New York University Shanghai, where she majored in BSci Interactive Media Arts. As an ethnic Nakhi, from her undergraduate thesis on tourism visual culture and memory politics of her hometown—Lijiang, she felt the urgency to re-investigate the history of ethnic integration, relocation, and exploitation through moving images and its media infrastructure. She has also worked in a media non-profit that focuses on spreading the knowledge and devices of filmmaking to ethnic minorities in Yunnan and Tibet.

Concordia Faculty of Arts Fellowship

Supervisor: TBA

Thesis Title: TBA

Research Interests:

  • contemporary ethnic minority filmmaking practice and representation in China
  • video culture of ethnic minority
  • narratives of Southwest China
  • critical infrastructure and border
  • socialist cinema
  • geography, environment, and media theory


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