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Documentary Recommendations by China Film Experts, including dGenerate President Karin Chien

On the website ChinaFile, six esteemed experts of Chinese cinema give their personal recommendations of China’s best independent documentaries. Nine films from the dGenerate catalog are mentioned; Searching for Lin Zhao’s Soul earned three mentions, followed by Meishi Street and Disorder with two.

The lists of each Chinese film expert can be found after the break. Their accompanying comments can be found on ChinaFile. ChinaFile is a website project operated by the Asia Society Center on US-China Relations.


Chris Berry, professor of Film and Television Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London:

Crime and Punishment, dir. Zhao Liang Mask Changing: A Letter To Antonioni, dir. Pan Jun Meishi Street, dir. Ou Ning Though I Am Gone, dir. Hu Jie West of the Tracks, dir. Wang Bing

Karin Chien, founder and president, dGenerate Films::

Disorder, dir. Huang Weikai Ghost Town, dir. Zhao Dayong Crime and Punishment, dir. Zhao Liang Meishi Street, dir. Ou Ning

Jia Zhangke, filmmaker:

West of the Tracks, dir. Wang Bing Before the Flood, dirs. Li Yifan and Yan Yu Petition, dir. Zhao Liang

La Frances Hui, curator, Asia Society:

Bumming in Beijing: The Last Dreamers, dir. Wu Wenguang

Disorder, dir. Huang Weikai

Petition, dir. Zhao Liang

Railroad of Hope, dir. Ning Ying

Searching for Lin Zhao’s Soul, dir. Hu Jie

Zhang Xianmin, film producer, critic, and organizer of the China Independent Film Festival:

Using, dir. Zhou Hao

Bing Ai, dir. Feng Yan

Crime and Punishment, dir. Zhao Liang


Searching for Lin Zhao’s Soul, dir. Hu Jie

New Castle, dir. Guo Hengqi

Zhang Yingjin, Professor of Chinese Literature at University of California, San Diego:


Last Train Home, dir. Fan Lixin

Fuck Cinema, dir. Wu Wenguang

Petition, dir. Zhao Liang

Searching for Lin Zhao’s Soul, dir. Hu Jie

West of the Tracks, dir. Wang Bing

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