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The film is a documentary set in real family life. Dong Jiaxiang (grandpa) and Wang Andi (grandma), who are over 80 years old and have lived in Anshan, a small town in Northeast China all their lives, are recorded. The director interviewed, filmed, recorded and reviewed the ups and downs of this big family in the historical torrent from the early 1970s to the late 1980s. They are similar to thousands of ordinary Chinese families in Qian Qian. They have experienced the same turmoil and experienced similar bitterness, sweetness and sourness. But the affection and love precipitated in the long time are unique to each other in the world. Rooted in this steel town all his life, this family's unique tenderness, bitterness, tenacity, joy, and simplicity are all told in front of the camera.
Deep inside the forests in Lincang, Yunnan, there is a medical family of Blang ethnic group. They specialize in healing injuries and are said to be capable of reattaching broken hands and restoring smashed feet. Looking through the gate hidden among giant banyan trees and fruitful walnut trees, the Chen’s dwelling is composed of 5 bungalows, 2 cement-roofed and 3 tire-roofed, as well as 5 asbestos buildings. There is no advanced medical devices, but such a hospital has been filled with patients from villages far away, either Blang, Wa, Dai or Han, and even those travelling all the way from Burma and Thailand. Chen Zhizheng, after retirement from his 5 years of service in army, went back to his hometown Landizhai and inherit his father’s mantle of herbal medicine.
Li xiang is an ordinary cultural and creative worker.He is busy between the company and business trip.Unlike the other office worker, there is a soul waiting for rebirth in his body.If the body has gender, the soul does not, and the wrong soul is bound in the wrong body, it is painful for sure.His struggles as a child, when he was bullied for his sexual behavior, made him more determined to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Despite opposition from his family and financial pressure, after consulting China's top gender reassignment doctors, li decided to travel to Thailand for a formal gender replacement surgery, despite the difficulties.He had to give his body a chance to be reborn.
Two years ago I was diagnosed with HIV+. Everything turned grey and I felt that I should say goodbye to the people I love. This is an act of healing to return to LHIVe and show the strength that love has when you live an experience synonymous with a death sentence.
The film records the touching stories that happened on the 6064 train. Student fans are searching for the old train along the railway, the simple vegetable farmers rely on the old train for their livelihood, and the train crew of 6064 mingle with the passengers .From personal dreams to family stories, people on the train are enjoying the slow time in this paradise!
This film tells the story of a post-90s female poverty alleviation team member par ticipating in pover ty alleviation work. She left the city's prosperity, walked out of the ivory tower, took root in the ancient Yi District and experienced the hot frontier of this era. She traveled mountains and rivers for her work, but also puzzled about how the children in the mountain areas could change their lives. In front of her was the rolling mountains.
Yang Hongjia | Boston University2020 | USA | 28min
This is a village buried between mountains and rivers. Surrounded by the winding Hunjiang River, laoyinggou presents its unique charm throughout the year. However, the lack of convenient transportation has made laoyinggou a modern "Peach Blossom Land" where people can't get in and out. "Across the Ice" hopes to show the life of laoyinggou residents in winter. In such an inaccessible village in the northernmost part of China, there are a group of lovely residents with beautiful scenery, as well as complaints and 40 year old stories sitting around tables and Kang.
Zhou Jing | Communication University of Shanxi2020 | China | 29min
The film was shot at the state-owned ShuangDi overseas Chinese farm in Fujian Province, which was established on February 23, 1960. In the 1950s, a serious "anti Chinese incident" occurred in Southeast Asia, which is one of 84 overseas Chinese farms set up by the state to receive and resettle overseas Chinese returned from Southeast Asia. Liu Youming, an 83 year old returned overseas Chinese, sells water at his own expense to return home, remembering the difficult road to return home; Lin Yongxing and Liao Diqin, leaders of litchi demonstration in the farm, have called on the government to reclaim wasteland; there are only four widowed and widowed returned overseas Chinese old people in ShuangDi overseas Chinese farm nursing home, telling their own stories of returning overseas Chinese enthusiastically. This documentary takes the story of the overseas Chinese in ShuangDi overseas Chinese farm as the starting point, and tells the story of their returning home, farming and patriotic feelings.
Zhang Zihan、Zhao Qianyu | Renmin University of China2020 | China | 35min
Rui and Nora, two Chinese students who study abroad, have chosen to return to China during the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020. One of them was sent to the hospital in Xiaotangshan,Beijing, and the other was held back on the way home... The road home has become the longest journey. Overseas students are facing a lot of difficulties and accusations just to return home. But not like those accusations, most of them didn’t want to “bring virus back” but just want to feel safe and relieved.
Zhong Qingxuan | Communication University Of Zhejiang2020 | China | 39min
The documentary focuses on Dai Congyang, a 20-year-old girl with congenital cataracts and semi-blindness. It shows what Dai has been confronted with and how she struggles with the conflicts about her blind boyfriend and her parents who strongly disagree with her relationship. Besides, it witnesses how she gains self-recognition and self-actualization when torn between "to stay at hometown" or "to start up in a bigger city". Back and forth between Wenzhou, Hangzhou and Taizhou, Dai finds herself trapped in a relationship seemed sweet but also full of lies and vanity. In the end, it still remains unknown as to whether Dai chooses to gamble on love or to succumb to her parents and start a new life.
Peng Wei | Hebei Academy of Fine Arts2019 | China | 122min
Yang Zhichun | Tsinghua University2020 | China | 32min
Wei was a farmer as well as a Shadow Play performer. He has been worrying about the loss of audience before the Shadow Play screen and kept looking for another way out. With tWei was a farmer as well as a Shadow Play performer. He has been worrying about the loss of audience before the Shadow Play screen and kept looking for another way out. With the opportunity shooting the film The River in Me in 2016, the director, as an observer behind the camera, recorded the life of Wei for two years. The film was released in 2019. Wei watched himself in the cinema and was impressed that Shadow Play could be seen on a bigger screen. Wei also started use Kwai, a livestreaming platform following the advice from his son. In 2020, Wei has new problem facing the mobile phone screen which him barely knows. Because of that, the director decided stop being an observer and began to help Wei operating Kwai, and become part of his life.he opportunity shooting the film The River in Me in 2016, the director, as an observer behind the camera, recorded the life of Wei for two years. The film was released in 2019. Wei watched himself in the cinema and was impressed that Shadow Play could be seen on a bigger screen. Wei also started use Kwai, a livestreaming platform following the advice from his son. In 2020, Wei has new problem facing the mobile phone screen which him barely knows. Because of that, the director decided stop being an observer and began to help Wei operating Kwai, and become part of his life.
Ran Li | Communication University Of Zhejiang2020 | China | 15min
The film records the story of a migrant worker's family coming to Hangzhou for treatment of leukemia. The weak life is just like an ordinary white light bulb, so fragile, but only when the light bulb breaks will we notice its existence.
Jia Yuxiang | Tongji University2020 | China | 42min
Li Songshan, who dropped out of school with disabilities since childhood, fell in love with poetry in Lilou Village, Wugang city, Henan Province. Every day, he was accompanied by sheep and gave himself a pseudonym-goatee. He regarded himself as a slave to words, never interfered with their free growth in his own spiritual world, and lived the feelings of life in the space of poetry. This film is just like a collection of photographic poems, exploring the intertextual relationship between the poetic writing world of ""goatee"" and real life through an award-winning trip, as well as the stories and things around him. At the same time, after being reported by CCTV, he has a new feeling about himself in the film lens and the meaning of ""peasant poet"" in the eyes of others, and this feeling also makes the documentary itself a part of his poems.
Su Yadong | Yunnan Arts University2020 | China | 48min
Imprint Of Time tells the life and emotional experience of disabled photographer Xiong Jianhua and his son Xiong Wangxing after 20 years. His father's persistence in photography dream and his son's doubt on the road to photography. It constructs a different dream pursuit picture of two generations.
Sun Hong、Fu Manfei | Tsinghua University2020 | China | 19min
It is the first anti-epidemic public-interest documentary made by cellphones, created with the hope of remembering the beginning of 2020 under the pandemic of COVID-19. Fear, loss and helplessness filled the air, but one could also find optimism, humor and warmth. Our team contacted 77 users of Kuaishou and gathered 112 short videos. We hope to fight against oblivion and bring warmth to the world with folk images. All short videos used in this documentary are gathered from Kuaishou, a video-sharing social network. We would like to thank all the video contributors again for sharing their life stories during this particular time.
Suri Liang | Dongguan University of Technology2020 | China | 29min
In order to maintain the oil transportation road in Tarim Desert, the oil company set up protective forest along the road, and set up 108 well house irrigation points along the road. In order to ensure that the road is not buried, green maintenance team workers and road maintenance workers are on duty for a long time. They are in the desert, the environment is bad, lonely situation is the biggest test they face. Most of them choose this job mainly for the middle-aged and the elderly. Some of them make a living for themselves, some live for their children, and some enjoy the happiness brought by satisfaction in a difficult environment. They are also using their own hands to guard the ""road of happiness".
Liu Yawei | Pingdingshan University2020 | China | 108min
How to educate the next generation? The eternal topic discussed by mankind is nothing more than a focus issue in China in the tide of institutional reform. The story in the film ""The Sun Also Rises"" focuses on a dilapidated rural private middle school for left-behind children. Principal Jiang wants to solve many problems that occurred in this school through his own actions: the implementation of national education policies, the state Education system issues, urban and rural education development issues, rural group education issues, student ideological education issues, school management issues, until the end of the film-he carried a flashlight to check the sleeping conditions of the students in the dormitory: three minutes in the night, disappearing darkness, alone One person, a little shimmer, returning home, helpless, but tomorrow's sun will rise as usual.
Xu Shuo | Nanjing University Of The Arts、Communication University of China2020 | China | 29min
This film focuses on three unwed mothers in three different places in China. It tells the story of an unwed mother Yang Yang who was driven out of her family to give birth to a child alone, the marriage story of a 19-year-old unwed mother who gave birth to a baby, and the childhood experience of a charitable women who helped unmarried mothers even she lost both parents since her childhood. The film attempt to show the current life of this group. Although the story is full of emotion during narration, what we record is only the tip of the iceberg of this group...
Sun Jingyi、Gao Chang | Tongji University2020 | China | 22min
This work records the story of Zhang Xiaoling, a 64-year-old disabled table tennis player, who has won five consecutive Paralympic gold MEDALS and ninety-nine gold MEDALS in major games. Despite her age and physical inconvenience, she still fights in the competition and strives for the hundredth gold medal in her sports career.