Long Yearning explores through sound and image the nature of repetitive work carried out by Chinese factory workers. China is known as the factory to the World and yet we rarely see up close the people who work there. “Long Yearning” takes the audience up close to the workers through intimate portraiture of them as they work. The sound and images create dreamlike atmosphere aimed to challenge the audience to look closer. The project combines traditional Chinese poetry from 14 Chinese poets, with excerpts chosen by the factory workers.
Elliot Spencer is a Freelance Producer/Director from Australia. His short films have won various awards internationally, including craft awards for editing and cinematography. Usually telling strong human stories Elliot’s work has tackled many challenging contemporary matters from refugees, indigenous issues, and the environment.