Films & Other Videos
Films with: Zhao, Dayong
- Fei cheng
- A documentary film in three parts, following the life of Lisu and Nu minority villagers who live in Zhiziluo, a ghost town in Nujiang Lisuzu Zizhizhou, Yunnan Province. Voices: tells the story of Yuehan, the pastor of the local Christian church, and his 87 year-old father, John the Elder, a formerly jailed Lisu pastor who was among the first to study with Western missionaries before they were expelled by the Communist Party in 1957. Voices reveals both the personal rift between Yuehan and his father as well as questions over the past and future of the church. Recollections: a story about two young lovers faced with substantial cultural and economic obstacles. The young man, Pu Biqiu, must decide whether to leave Zhiziluo for brighter prospects in the city, while his girlfriend faces the possibility of being sold by her father into marriage on China's wealthier east coast to help the family with its financial woes. Innocence: a story of Along, a 12 year-old Lisu boy who lives alone in the ghost town and idles his days away with youthful games. After participating in a traditional Lisu excorcism, Along hurries off to church.
- DVD 8378
- Street life on Nanjing Road, Shanghai /
- A group of floating migrants make their living by collecting bottles along the affluent Nanjing Road in Shanghai. They are from all over china, without true names or social relations. They call one another after the names of their hometowns. They make ends meet by collecting garbage, stealing, begging and singing. Moving on the fringes of society, these people gather together in the alleys near Nanjing Road. In the hustle and bustle of life, some live hopefully and some happily, others can't bear the burden and go mad.
- DVD 8382