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.
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.
Along a sleepy Hunan riverside, two delinquent boys experience a summer of love and violence in Yang Heng’s visually stunning debut.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BEIJING BESIEGED BY WASTE
Wang Jiuliang travels to more than 500 landfills, documenting Beijing's unholy cycle of consumption.
Conceived in 2017 and filmed over 5 years, BLUE ISLAND confronts the large-scale 2019 protests in Hong Kong. The past, the present and the future converge within a relentlessly documenting lens. Winner of the Hot Docs Grand Prize.