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.

导演: Vadim Kostrov
制片人: Gleb Piryatinskiy
国家: Russia
语言: Russian    时长: 109
类型: Feature-Length Documentary
展播时间: 2021-10-23
展播地点: Xiangshan | Theater(Room 113,Building 3)
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Xiangshan | Theater(Room 113,Building 3)
  • Summer
    14:00 - 15:50
  • The Fig
    10:00 - 12:00
YUE Theatre
  • Pakucha
    10:00 - 11:20
Xiangshan丨Room 205,Building 4
  • The Mountains Sing
    14:30 - 15:10
2021 IDF Screenings
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…
  • 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…
  • 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 …
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…
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 …
  • 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…
  • 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 …
  • 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.
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…
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…
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 …
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…
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.
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…
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 …
  • 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…
After the Rain
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime104
  • DirectorJian FAN
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
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…