An extraordinary film re-examining the tragic events of Chinese modern history during the height of Maoist rule, featuring dozens of extensive interviews with both inmates and staff who served through three decades of the camp's existence.
At 12 o'clock at night, policemen came to our room and started a so-called 'room inspection.' As they began to knock at the door, I turned on a small camcorder. This film is the record of what followed.
One of his generation's most important documentary filmmakers, director Wang Bing introduces viewers to 10-year-old YingYing, 6-year-old Zhenzhen and 4-year-old Fenfen, who live alone in Xiyangtang, a tiny rural village in the high mountains of China's Yunnan province.
Directed by one of China's preeminent female filmmakers, this masterful documentary at once explores the particular dynamics of one family and exposes the widespread difficulties faced by migrants living at the margins of Chinese society.
Using handheld camerawork and digital video, this extraordinary documentary interrogates mental illness and criminality, therapy and incarceration, and the relationship between individuals and society. Riveting, terrifying, tender—and unforgettable.