Filmvorführung+Gespräch "Common Grounds" – World Premiere of the New Short Movie by Deaf Director Zheng Xiaosan

Common Grounds © Common Grounds

16 March 2019, 16:00-18:00

Abteilung Kultur und Bildung

101 Cross Tower, 318 Fu Zhou Road

On 16 March 2019 from 4pm to 6pm the short movie "Common Grounds" (2019) will have its world premiere at the Department of Cultural and Education of the German Consulate General Shanghai. After the screening of the movie, deaf artist and director Zheng Xiaosan and the hearing-impaired actress Leona will share their thoughts about the film and their personal experiences.

Opening Address by Dr. Oliver Hartmann (Head of the Department of Cultural and Education)
Zheng Xiaosan, and his most recent activities
  • Broadway Musical “Kinky Boots” With Sign Language
In July 2018, Zheng Xiaosan cooperated with the Chinese Culture Group Co. and the Broadway Entertainment Production Company to provide a very special edition of the popular Broadway musical “Kinky Boots”. It was the first time that Chinese deaf people had the opportunity to enjoy a world famous musical performance interpreted also in Chinese sign language.
Kinky Boots ©
  • The 1. Shanghai International Deaf Film & Art Festival (SHIDFF)
In September 2018, Shanghai experienced the 1. international deaf film and art festival of its kind in Mainland China organized by Mr. Zheng. The SHIDFF provides a unique cinematic platform for deaf people in China and around the world to share and celebrate their ideas and works with a general public audience.
  • Shooting of the Short Movie "Common Grounds"
From January to February 2019, Zheng Xiaosan shot the short movie "Common Grounds", which aims at spreading Chinese traditional culture among deaf people and a wider general audience.
Common Grounds © Common Grounds
  • Invitation to the 9. Hong Kong International Deaf Film Festival.
In 2019, Mr. Zheng is invited to the 9. Hong Kong International Deaf Film Festival, where he will present his new film to an international audience.
Actress: Leona
She is well-known as a celebrity in the film business due to her appearance in countless mainstream programs and her performance as guest and heroine in many commercials. She has gained wide recognition from many other famous artists, mainstream media and the general audience.