Glory of Documentary Screening Section

Glory of Documentary Screening Section is curated by West Lake International Documentary Festival for the purpose of cultivating audience and focusing on excellent documentaries at home and abroad through the screening of outstanding international documentaries and Q&A, presenting the academic vision, cultivating documentary audience, arousing discussions of cutting-edge topics, and helping documentaries infiltrate into people's life, so as to create a documentary art feast for the public.

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Faya Dayi
  • Country/Area of ProductionEthiopia,USA,Qata
  • Language of DialogueOromiffa, Harari
  • Runtime120min
  • DirectorJessica Beshir
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerJessica Beshir
Introduction: Ethiopian legend has it that khat was found by Sufi Imams in search of eternity. Inspired by this myth, Faya Dayi is a spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar immersed in the rituals of khat, a stimulant green leaf that for centuries Sufi Muslims chewed for religious meditations and has become Ethiopia’s most lucrative cash crop tod…
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Far Eastern Golgotha
  • Country/Area of ProductionRussia
  • Language of DialogueRussian
  • Runtime85min
  • DirectorJulia Sergina
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerAlexander Balashov, Karina Sharafutdinova
Introduction: A taxi driver Viktor Toroptsev from an endangered city in the Far East of Russia, decides that a critical moment has already arrived in his life. He starts a You-tube channel, where he begins publishing evidence of total poverty and lack of rights of his people and gathering a team of soulmates. Victor is sure that he must save his city a…
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Father
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese (Dialect)
  • Runtime97min
  • DirectorDENG Wei
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerDENG Wei
Introduction: Filmmaker Deng Wei’s grandfather ZuoGui has been blind since the age of three, living most of his life as a fortune teller and raising many children. Now approaching the final chapter of his life, ZuoGui lives a life of bitter discontent toward his son (and Wei’s father) DongGu, a businessman who is set on earning the respect not afforded…
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1970
  • Country/Area of ProductionPoland
  • Language of DialoguePolish
  • Runtime70min
  • DirectorTomasz Wolski
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerAnna Gawlita
Introduction: When protests broke out in Communist Poland in late 1970, a crisis team gathered in Warsaw. Soon after the militia made use of their batons. Shots were fired. Through archival recordings and animations, viewers are able to observe various power mechanisms. The film “1970” is a story about a rebellion but told from the perspective of the o…
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I’m So Sorry
  • Country/Area of ProductionHong Kong, France, Netherlands
  • Language of DialogueChinese, Japanese, Russian, German
  • Runtime96 min
  • DirectorZHAO Liang
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerZHAO Liang, Serge Lalou, Valérie Guérin
Introduction: Anchored by a man whose quest humanizes global changes, this film traces the historical events and present situation of nuclear disaster across human society. Every nuclear site he revisits represents a specific temporality - Fukushima, Japan, as the ongoing present; Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, as the concealed past; Chernobyl, Ukraine, as…
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Nemesis
  • Country/Area of ProductionSwitzerland
  • Language of DialogueGerman
  • Runtime131 min
  • DirectorThomas Imbach
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerAndrea Štaka, Flora Grolitsch, Thomas Imbach
Introduction: The old freight station in Zürich once brought prosperity to the city. Its construction unleashed a flow of goods and unveiled new access to the world. But 125 years later, this symbol of international exchange and movement is making way for control, isolation and national security. A new Prison and Police Centre is planned to rise in its…
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Les Enfants Terribles
  • Country/Area of ProductionFrench, Turkey, Germany
  • Language of DialogueTurkish, Arabic
  • Runtime89min
  • DirectorAhmet Necdet Çupur
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerDelphine Morel
Introduction: In a village in the south east of Turkey, Mahmut wants to divorce his newly-wed wife. At the same time, his sister Zeynep enrols in an open high school and takes on a job in a factory. Against her father’s wishes, she wants to leave the village and ultimately go to university. The siblings’ demands become the center of conflict in their c…
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Radiograph of a Family
  • Country/Area of ProductionNorway, Iran, Switzerland
  • Language of DialogueFrench
  • Runtime82min
  • DirectorFirouzeh Khosrovani
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerFabien Greenberg, Bård Kjøge Rønning
Introduction: I am the product of Iran’s struggle between secularism and the Islamic ideology. My parents’ love story takes us from the Shah era to the Islamic Revolution and the hardships during the Iran-Iraq War, up to the present day – all in our home in Tehran. In my childhood, I was constantly forced to choose between my parents; each day, I endur…
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This Rain Will Never Stop
  • Country/Area of ProductionUkraine, Latvia, Germany, Qatar
  • Language of DialogueRussian, Kurdish, Ukrainian, German, Arabic
  • Runtime104 min
  • DirectorAlina Gorlova
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerMaksym Nakonechnyi
Introduction: This Rain Will Never Stop takes the audience on a powerful, visually arresting journey through humanity’s endless cycle of war and peace. The film follows 20-year-old Andriy Suleyman as he tries to secure a sustainable future while navigating the human toll of armed conflict. From the Syrian civil war to strife in Ukraine, Andriy’s existe…
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Shānzhài Screens
  • Country/Area of ProductionFrance
  • Language of DialogueMandarin
  • Runtime23 min
  • DirectorPaul Heintz
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerThomas Hakim, Julien Graff
Introduction: Shenzhen at night, copyist painters recount their daily lives and their craft. Their acts shift alternately between an artistic and blue-collar imagery, from new technology to classical techniques. Here, another history of painting is being drawn.
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Skies Above Hebron
  • Country/Area of ProductionNetherlands
  • Language of DialogueArabic,Hebrew
  • Runtime55min
  • DirectorEsther Hertog, Paul King
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerJanneke Doolaard
Introduction: Brothers Amer & Anas simply love pigeons and spend days catching them on their roof in the Palestinian old city of Hebron. The birds fly freely, but the brothers are continuously watched by Israeli settlers and soldiers from the rooftop posts. The more thoughtful Marwaan lives on a street opposite a large Israeli settlement. To get home h…
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Citadel
  • Country/Area of ProductionUK
  • Language of DialogueEnglish
  • Runtime16 min
  • DirectorJohn Smith
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerJohn Smith
Introduction: Filmed from the artist’s window during the first English lockdown, Citadel combines short fragments from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speeches relating to coronavirus with views of the London skyline. Recognising the government’s decision to place business interests before public health, it relocates the centre of power from Par…
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NAYA
  • Country/Area of ProductionNetherlands
  • Language of DialogueDutch
  • Runtime24min
  • DirectorSebastian Mulder
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerJasper Boon
Introduction: The short documentary NAYA - Der Wald hat tausend Augen follows the life of Naya, a wolf that walked from East Germany to Belgium tagged with a GPS collar. The first wolf in Belgium in a hundred years, she suddenly makes headlines – but then her presence takes a mysterious turn. This voyeuristic visual collage of wildlife and surveillance…
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A Little Bit of Paradise
  • Country/Area of ProductionPoland
  • Language of DialoguePolish
  • Runtime19 min
  • DirectorAndrzej Cichocki
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerEwa Jastrzebska
Introduction: A documentary story from the borderlands of realism and fairy tale, A Little Bit of Paradise is a film about a Silesian family. In an out-of-the-way corner of a metropolis, they reveal their world to the watcher and share moments from their lives, which are inextricably bound up with the nature around them.
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Bottled Songs 1-4
  • Country/Area of ProductionGermany, France
  • Language of DialogueEnglish, French
  • Runtime16 min
  • DirectorChloé Galibert-Laîné, Kevin B. Lee
  • Type of WorkDocumentary Series(4 Episodes)
  • ProducerChloé Galibert-Laîné, Kevin B. Lee
Introduction: Bottled Songs is an ongoing media project depicting strategies for making sense of online terrorist propaganda. Filmmakers and media researchers Chloé Galibert-Laîné and Kevin B. Lee compose letters addressed to each other, narrating their encounters with videos originating from the terrorist group the Islamic State (ISIS). They use a des…
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A Long Cherished Dream
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime30 min
  • DirectorMalcolm Clarke
  • Type of WorkDocumentary Series(4 Episodes)
  • ProducerHAN Yi, MIAO Tong, JIN Qingxiao, CHEN Muqiao, WU Xiaoyang
Introduction: In the past few decades, the world has been amazed by the rapid development of China. The two-time Academy Award-winning British director Malcolm Clarke chose to tell personal stories of individual awakenings; throwing a light on their challenging journey towards a better future. The protagonists of this film are the witnesses and creator…
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Tough Out
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime35 min
  • DirectorHuijing XU
  • Type of WorkDocumentary Series(6 Episodes)
  • ProducerHaitao YANG, Kang QI, Aihua CHEN
Introduction: In the suburbs of Beijing, a group of troubled teenagers are learning to play baseball under the guidance of a 70-year-old baseball coach. A boy named Ma Hu joins them and disturbs their peace. He is fond of pranks and forms cliques in the team, which makes him a thorn in others’ side. The series tell the story of a few boys: Ma Hu, Li Ha…
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Dare to Grow up
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime35min
  • DirectorZHANG Lin
  • Type of WorkDocumentary series(4 Episodes)
  • ProducerHAN Xu, NIU Yun, XU Shaopei
Introduction: It's the story of three teenagers looking for their internal drive to grow up. The 15-year-old Zhou Zi has excellent grades and once “led” the military training reform in the middle of high school. As the leader of the debate, he had a conflict with the teacher. Although he is a prominent figure on campus, he always fails in love. Whether…
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Little Giants
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese and English
  • Runtime60min
  • DirectorCecilia SUN
  • Type of WorkDocumentary series(6 Episodes)
  • ProducerJamie ZHU
Introduction: "Little Giants" follows children who are "obsessed" with nature, technology, art, sports and other fields, and records their unique growing stories. What kind of energy and creativity erupts when a child becomes obsessed with something? How does an early flowering of talent change the fate of a family? These children, they are in their ow…
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Road of No Return
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime80min
  • DirectorQU Jiangtao
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerQU Jiangtao, FANG Min
Introduction: As a small factory owner on the verge of bankruptcy, Yaoling Wang discovers a heroic dream in his weary life in music. Without any talent, he went around to learn from teachers, but was met with ridicule and humiliation. He was so stubborn that he had a crazy idea to start a solo concert.As the factory was unsustainable, Yaoling Wang went…
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China-Africa Factory
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime84min
  • DirectorZHANG Yong
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerZHANG Yong
Introduction: Bobby is a Nigerian who has lived in China more than ten years, he and his Chinese wife open a factory making cosmetics for West Africa women. After the outbreak of COVID-19, he tried his best to keep his foreign trade factory open, but the loss of staff and conflict of ideas made the factory fall into a terrible predicament…
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The Drifting-Away Surroundings
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime40min
  • DirectorJiali ZHOU
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerJiali ZHOU
Introduction: Gua-Shan is a “village in the city” that seems to be left behind in the rapid growing society. The film records people’s ordinary daily life in this mundane village with a slow and mild tone. During the community’s move, the village of Gua-Shan disappears in a silence. "What is deepest in man is his skin." When the camera explores the spa…
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Twilight Zone
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime39min
  • DirectorZHONG Qingxuan
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerZHONG Qingxuan ,CUI Qiuju
Introduction: The documentary focuses on Dai Congyang, a 20-year-old girl with congenital cataracts and semi-blindness. It shows what Dai has been confronted with and how she struggles with the conflicts about her blind boyfriend and her parents who strongly disagree with her relationship. Besides, it witnesses how she gains self-recognition and self-a…
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Seal in Time
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime30 min
  • DirectorXU Jifeng
  • Type of WorkDocumentary Series(6 Episodes)
  • ProducerZheJiang Radio&Television Group
Introduction: Seal in Time,in commemoration of the 120th anniversary of the discovery of oracle bone inscriptions (1899-2019),the 10th anniversary of Chinese seal carving enlisted as a UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage (2009-2019). Since its broadcast on Zhejiang TV in November 2020, it has been nominated for the 27th The Magnolia Award for Bes…
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The First Bridge
  • Country/Area of ProductionLatvia
  • Language of DialogueNo dialogues
  • Runtime12
  • DirectorLaila Pakalnina
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerLaila Pakalnina
Introduction: Krāslava bridge is the first bridge over the river Daugava in the territory of Latvia - gate for the Daugava river from Belarus to Latvia. Every film is about time, but ours maybe a bit more than every as it was shot on Kodak Eastman Plus-X Negative Film 5231, acquired in the year 1997 and discovered intact in 2018. So we are dedicating T…
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Summer
  • Country/Area of ProductionRussia
  • Language of DialogueRussian
  • Runtime109
  • DirectorVadim Kostrov
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerGleb Piryatinskiy
Introduction: Set in Nizhny Tagil, Russia, Summer journeys nostalgically through the warm middle-Ural summer with eight-year-old Vadim and his half-sister Christina. They enjoy evening festivities with their older teenage friends by the fire, go on mellow skateboard rides, and have a quiet daytime nap in the garden house. Caressed by the sun and the wa…
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Futura
  • Country/Area of ProductionItaly
  • Language of DialogueItalian
  • Runtime110
  • DirectorPietro Marcello,Francesco Munzi,Alice Rohrwacher
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerAlessio Lazzareschi
Introduction: Futura is a collective reportage by Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi and Alice Rohrwacher. It explores what boys and girls aged 15 to 20 think about the future through a series of interviews filmed during a long journey across Italy. A portrait of this country as seen through the eyes of a group of teen-agers who speak of the places they …
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Paper & Glue
  • Country/Area of ProductionFrance, USA
  • Language of DialoguePaper & Glue
  • Runtime94
  • DirectorJR
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerSara Bernstein, Justin Wilkes, Dallas Brennan Rexer, Marc Azoulay
Introduction: In Paper & Glue, JR turns the camera on his own work as he builds some of his most monumental projects. From early illicit graffiti videos captured on Paris rooftops at night, to the US-Mexico border, to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, to a current collaboration at a California supermax prison, the film follows JR as he turns these communi…
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Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege
  • Country/Area of ProductionFilms de Force Majeure, Bidayyat for Audiovisual Arts
  • Language of DialogueArabic
  • Runtime89
  • DirectorAbdallah Al-Khatib
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerFrance, Lebanon, Qatar
Introduction: During the Syrian civil war, Yarmouk, a district of Damascus, where thousands of Palestinians are refugees, was the site of fierce fighting. Little Palestine (Diary of a Siege) is a filmed diary that follows the fate of civilians during the brutal siege imposed by the Syrian regime following these battles. Yarmouk-born filmmaker Abdallah …
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Victoria
  • Country/Area of ProductionBelgium
  • Language of DialogueEnglish
  • Runtime71
  • DirectorSofie Benoot, Liesbeth De Ceulaer, Isabelle Tollenaere
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerCaviar
Introduction: In the desert of Southern California lies the unfinished city of California City. It was a predesigned city, originally intended to mirror Los Angeles in size and population, but it was never completed. At the centre of VICTORIA stands Lashay T. Warren, who left behind his turbulent past in LA to make a fresh start within this grid of tho…
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Pakucha
  • Country/Area of ProductionPeru
  • Language of DialogueAymara
  • Runtime80
  • DirectorTito Catacora
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerOscar Catacora
Introduction: In an Aymara community in the Peruvian southern Andes, an alpaquera family gathers to celebrate the ritual of “uywa ch´uwa”, an ancient custom that consists in evoking ritual acts to the “Pakucha” (the alpaca’ soul). During the celebration, the whole family is guided through the worldview of the Andean culture, and enters into a universe …
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Cow
  • Country/Area of ProductionUK
  • Language of DialogueEnglish
  • Runtime94
  • DirectorAndrea Arnold
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerKat Mansoor
Introduction: This film is an endeavour to consider cows. To move us closer to them. To see both their beauty and the challenge of their lives. Not in a romantic way but in a real way. It’s a film about one dairy cow’s reality and acknowledging her great service to us. When I look at Luma, our cow, I see the whole world in her.
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Taming the Garden
  • Country/Area of ProductionSwitzerland, Georgia, Germany
  • Language of DialogueGeorgian
  • Runtime91
  • DirectorSalomé Jashi
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerVadim Jendreyko, Salomé Jashi, Erik Winker, Martin Roelly,
Introduction: A powerful man and anonymous man has developed an unusual hobby. He buys century-old trees, some as tall as 15-story buildings, from communities along the Georgian coast and has them excavated to collect them for his private garden. In order to transplant trees of such dimensions, the landscape surrounding them is ripped apart and the peo…
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It's My Birthday
  • Country/Area of ProductionPoland
  • Language of DialoguePolish
  • Runtime11 min
  • DirectorJacek Borcuch
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerHBO Europe
Introduction: Today, when I know what has come out of it, I can say that making my short movie, I immersed myself into Here and Now, or rather There and Then. After all, it's been nearly three months. Even I find it amazing that I turned the camera by 180 degrees in my professional life
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Masks and Men
  • Country/Area of ProductionPoland
  • Language of DialoguePolish
  • Runtime11 min
  • DirectorPawel Loziński
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerHBO Europe
Introduction: The passage of time during the pandemic has grown to become mycharacter. The world froze, together with the camera on my balcony. I'm watching a shard of the world in a frame and a unique slice of time we have all found ourselves in. I listen intently to abrupt silence. But life that has slowed down continues under my balcony. New charact…
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A Man and a Camera
  • Country/Area of ProductionNetherlands
  • Language of DialogueDutch
  • Runtime64
  • DirectorGuido Hendrikx
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerJasper Boon, Ena Sendijarevic, Wouter Jansen, Guido Hendrikx
Introduction: An enigmatic entity roams the Dutch hinterlands, silently pointing a camera at all that it encounters. Soon it finds itself standing in front of a doorway. Met with an uninvited, inscrutable camera operator, how will the region’s inhabitants respond? Amusing and unsettling, mundane and otherworldly, “A Man and a Camera”is an endlessly sur…
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Homage to the Work of Philip Henry Gosse
  • Country/Area of ProductionArgentina
  • Language of DialogueSpanish
  • Runtime29 min
  • DirectorPablo Martin Weber
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerPablo Martin Weber, Periferia Cine Country
Introduction: A young argentine director reflects upon the metaphysical ideas of british natural historian Philip Henry Gosse as he experiments with images and sounds stored in his personal database.   Director's Statement Did Adam have a navel? If he had never been in any woman's womb, he had never been attached to any umbilical cord. The 19th century…
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Atmospheric Pressure
  • Country/Area of ProductionUK
  • Language of DialogueNo dialogues
  • Runtime39
  • DirectorPeter Treherne
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerPeter Treherne, Joe Regan
Introduction: As cows are milked on a British dairy farm a cataclysmic storm builds on the horizon. A mysterious meteorologist investigates the bizarre weather event and follows his equipment to the farm. But in the face of such contingency (the driving rain and restive animal life) can his research yield any results?
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The Mountains Sing
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina, Germany
  • Language of DialogueChinese (including dialect)
  • Runtime40
  • DirectorYANG Xiao
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerYANG Xiao, CHEN Sisi
Introduction: “Hawfwen,” a traditional gathering that used to be popular, where the Zhuang people would sing folk songs. It often takes place around clan temples or under old trees. Singers are divided into male and female groups. They improvise their lyrics to sing in correspondence with one another. Traveling along the songs in antiphonal style, the …
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ALL IN
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueMandarin
  • Runtime97
  • DirectorZHOU Hao
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerHOU Haoliang
Introduction: TONG Meimei's father jumped off from a building when she was 3. At the age of 40, misfortune struck again as she lost her husband in a car accident.  Sunteck YAO was raped by a strange old man when he was a 12, when hiding from the pouring rain. Then he isolated himself from his family and the crowd ever since. For Them, life is an infini…
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After the Rain
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime104
  • DirectorJian FAN
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerRICHARD LIANG, S·LEO CHIANG
Introduction: After an earthquake razed a Chinese city to the ground in 2008, more than six thousand parents were encouraged to replace the children they lost and move on with their lives. After The Rain follows two of these families for over a decade. Haunted by fear, resentment, and unspeakable grief, the families find hope beyond intergenerational t…
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Hard Love
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese, English
  • Runtime97 min
  • DirectorTracy DONG
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerRuby CHEN
Introduction: This film is a bona fide portrayal of five big-city single women: one searches for a relationship without a breakup; one believes that egg freezing is the "most valuable investment"; one stumbles between dating events under the pressure of her family; one puts her faith in online dating apps; one assumes the vital role of a single mother.…
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Her Married Name
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese (dialect)
  • Runtime117
  • DirectorNiu Niu
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerWANG Lei, Emma XU
Introduction: Ouyang Liu was born in 1922 (the Previous dynasty before People’s Republic of China). She spent the whole life in a most remote rural village and never traveled. For the purpose of being looked after in her old age, she brought up 8 children. However, the gap between urban and rural development has caused the structural poverty in rural a…
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The Fig
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese (dialect)
  • Runtime115
  • DirectorZHAO Gang
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerZHENG Qiong, ZHAO Gang
Introduction: The film tells the story of how a Sichuan folk opera troupe survives in its own unique way and tries to change the status quo in the current urbanization and commercialization. It also reflects the intertwined reality and vitality of folk cultural forces and traditional values in the changing rural China.
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Home in the Mine
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime108
  • DirectorCHEN Junhua
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerCHEN Junhua, Ruby CHEN
Introduction: I was born in Huainan, a coal city in China. When I was young, my mother left me to work because of the economic crisis in my hometown. In 2014, my hometown suffered from economic reforms again. Because of my childhood experience, I went back to Huainan to shoot the miners including my father, my godmother and my friends to record the sto…
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Return to the Red Flag Canal
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese, English, French
  • Runtime85 min
  • DirectorCHEN Hong
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerLI Xiaowei
Introduction: The documentary Return to the Red Flag Canal sets in a true return trip of the famous French film and television scholar Jérôme Clément and WANG Chen, a famous Chinese pianist and Ph.D. candidate in the University of Michigan. It weaves the storyline from different perspectives between a Westerner and a Chinese, as well as from the older …
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