May 10, 2008
French teacher and documentary filmmaker Aurelien Foucault found a job teaching French that
would allow him to live abroad, where he has lived in Scotland,
Russia, and Siberia, where he met his wife.
Having worked enough to get a video camera and a good computer, he met Cédric Quennesson in China and worked on his first documentary short Of Shadows and Men under the production company Wuhan Films.
Of Shadows and Men is about a theater, a teahouse, and an ancient art that takes place and brings magic back into everyday life in Yunmeng, a rural city in the Hubei Province. It had its world premiere in the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC.