WASTED ORIENT is the story of Beijing punk rock band JOYSIDE and their first tour in a country not exactly ready for rock n’ roll. Obsessed with Johnny Thunders and the philosophies of American punk, Joyside decide to spread their beer-soaked message of apathy across the countryside, filming every minute of it. The boys share their views of a bleak modern China through interviews in public toilets, countless binge drinking sessions, and in their songs (I Don’t Care About Society!, I Wanna Piss Around You!). Director Kevin Fritz captures an equally hilarious and uncompromising view inside a Chinese subculture through a group of silly, sloppy and hopeless punks, outsiders in their own country.
Directed by Kevin Fritz
Edited by Renny McCauley and Kevin Fritz