To coincide with the Chinese New Year celebration through cinema, the 9th Filming East Festival and the British Film Institute programmed three events in February and  March. This included a screening of “Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles” by Zhang Yimou and two other special events: “A Time Traveller’s Guide to China” with live piano accompaniment, showcasing the rarely seen early film footage of Chinese cinemas; and a talk delivered by Cultural historian and film writer Christopher Frayling that draws from his book The Yellow Peril: Dr. Fu manchu and the Rise of Chianphobia to explore the (mis)representation of the Chinese people in British and American cinema.