Ninth Uncle


兼容的盒子计划第一百十五期 bazaar compatible program #116
31°12.246'N 121°25.010'E
九叔 Ninth Uncle
皮埃尔-拉赫吾 吳建新紀錄片作品
2016/03/30 - 2016/04/04
安顺路98号小商品市场内26号铺 Shanghai, 98 Anshun Road, stall 26

For thirty years, the night market is a mixture of business, pride, desire, and crime. There is only one Don who can manage all this, This is Ninth Uncle. This documentary aims to show the stories of ordinary people on Zhongshan Road represented by night market manager Ninth Uncle, as well as the vicissitudes of life in a changing era.

Nicknamed "Mayor of the Night Market," Ninth Uncle has been a temporary worker managing the night market for over 30 years. Almost 70 years old now, he continues his life in the night market. As the night falls every evening, Zhongshan Road and its hundred years of history are now facing reconstruction and the night market full of yummy food venders is soon to be gone. Ninth Uncle helplessly watches the empire he worked his whole life for slowly fall apart.

Wu Jianxin
Shanghai, march 30, 2016