Ten Titles Now Available on Institutional DVD!
We are pleased to announce the release of ten new titles on Institutional DVD, and the release of four titles on Home DVD. These titles include acclaimed festival films Ghost Town, 1428 and Disorder; probing environmental documentaries Before the Flood 1, Before the Flood 2 and Timber Gang (Last Lumberjacks), works by acclaimed social chronicler Shu Haolun, and landmark works by Hu Jie, one of China’s most important historical filmmakers.
Ghost Town (Fei Cheng) directed by Zhao Dayong Tucked away in a rugged corner of Southwest China, a village is haunted by traces of China’s cultural past while its residents piece together a day-by-day existence.
directed by Huang Weikai This one-of-a-kind news documentary captures, with remarkable freedom, the anarchy, violence, and seething anxiety animating China’s major cities today.
1428 directed by Du Haibin
This 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.
directed by Li Yifan and Yan Yu A landmark documentary following the residents of the historic city of Fengjie as they clash with officials forcing them to evacuate their homes to make way for the world’s largest dam.
Before the Flood 2 – Yong Tan (Yan Mo II- Gong Tan) directed by Yan Yu Yan Yu follows his groundbreaking documentary 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.
Timber Gang (aka Last Lumberjacks) (Mu Bang) directed by Yu Guagnyi Yu Guangyi’s stunning debut explores a grueling winter amongst loggers in Northeast China as they employ traditional practices through one last, fateful expedition.
Nostalgia (Xiang Chou) directed by Shu Haolun Acclaimed filmmaker Shu Haolun explores the rich culture and history of his Shanghai neighborhood upon its impending destruction.
Struggle (Zheng Zha) directed by Shu Haolun This powerful documentary explores the cruel realities of sweatshop labor and workplace injury in China, and one lawyer’s mission to defend worker’s rights.
Searching for Lin Zhao’s Soul (Xun Zhao Lin Zhao De Ling Hun) directed by Hu Jie This landmark documentary reveals the tragic life of a gifted young woman who was executed for speaking out during the height of Chairman Mao’s rule.
Though I Am Gone directed by Hu Jie The tragic story of a teacher beaten to death by her students during the Cultural Revolution.