Qi Luji in a still from documentarian Wang Bing’s latest film, Dead Souls, about a labour camp in the Gobi Desert, most of whose inmates starved to death in China’s Great Famine between 1958 and 1960. The eight-hour film was screened at this year’s Cannes festival.

Filmmaker who revealed horrors of Mao’s Chinese gulags talks about exposing the hidden China

  • Wang Bing says he doesn’t think about whether his films will foster social change, but is happy to ‘plant the seeds’ in Chinese audience members
  • Making documentaries with a small crew has allowed him to stay under the radar of Chinese authorities in a way feature-film makers can’t
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Qi Luji in a still from documentarian Wang Bing’s latest film, Dead Souls, about a labour camp in the Gobi Desert, most of whose inmates starved to death in China’s Great Famine between 1958 and 1960. The eight-hour film was screened at this year’s Cannes festival.
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