FILMS

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Du Haibin

1428

Du Haibin's award-winning documentary of the earthquake that devastated China's Sichuan province in 2008 explores how victims, citizens and government respond to a national tragedy.

2009

BEFORE THE FLOOD

Li Yifan and Yan Yu

BEFORE THE FLOOD

The residents of the historic Chinese city of Fengjie clash with officials forcing them to evacuate their homes to make way for the world's largest dam.

2005

BETELNUT

Yang Heng

BETELNUT

Along a sleepy Hunan riverside, two delinquent boys experience a summer of love and violence in Yang Heng’s visually stunning debut.

2005

A NEW OLD PLAY

Qiu Jiongjiong

A NEW OLD PLAY

A visually magnificent, unique hybrid of fiction, historical reminiscence, and experimental theatre. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Locarno Film Festival 2021.

2022

BEFORE THE FLOOD II - GONG TAN

Yan Yu

BEFORE THE FLOOD II - GONG TAN

Yan Yu follows BEFORE THE FLOOD with this profile of the residents of Gongtan, a 1700-year-old village soon to be demolished by a hydroelectric dam project.

2008

BITTER MONEY

Wang Bing

BITTER MONEY

Documents China's rapid economic and social transformation by following the rural workers who leave their Yunnan hometown to move to the city of Huzhou to work in its textile factories.

2016

ALL ABOUT MY SISTERS

Qiong Wang

ALL ABOUT MY SISTERS

In her debut film, director Qiong Wang builds a riveting portrait of her family reckoning with the lasting impact of China's one-child policy.

2021

BEIJING BESIEGED BY WASTE

Wang Jiuliang

BEIJING BESIEGED BY WASTE

Wang Jiuliang travels to more than 500 landfills, documenting Beijing's unholy cycle of consumption.

2011

BLUE ISLAND

Chan Tze-Woon

BLUE ISLAND

Having lived half their lives here, three men get to relive each a pivotal moment in Hong Kong history. Each a player in a revolution of their times, the values they shared with the larger movements paved the way to the present-day Hong Kong. How then, will today’s youths play out their destinies?

2022