"The mountain goddess if she is still there
Will marvel at a world so changed."
-Swimming, Mao Zedong
“I came to Oʻahu to get educated, instead I lost my innocence.”
Over the past three years or so, I've been saving scraps of writing about how Jia has functioned, especially in his post-hometown/post-blacklist career, as a profoundly ecological filmmaker, with the hopes of putting together an essay about it once I'd found the right structure for it. With this…