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Film made using only public surveillance footage


Chinese film, "Dragonfly Eyes" by Xu Bing, was created using only surveillance footage he found online. An indie film, "Dragonfly Eyes" has been making the international film festival circuit, debuting in the United States at the New York Film Festival in early October, after which it will head to Colorado for Denver International Film Festival.

The film, in its trailer, claims to be the first feature film without actors, actresses, or a camera crew. Instead, Xu uses voice actors to dub over the silent surveillance footage from live streams, webcams and CCTV footage to tell the story — bringing the idea of a (dragon)fly on the wall to life.

According to the YouTube description, 'the "plot" of the film centers on a female protagonist named Qing Ting, which means dragonfly, who undergoes cosmetic surgery. Meanwhile, her love interest gets jailed trying to please her, and when Qing Ting changes into someone else, he changes into her.

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