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Ants Dynamics

Xu Ruotao

Release year: 2020

Run time: 120 mins

Film type: Documentary


In 2018, Wang Chuyu, an artist from Beijing, returned to his hometown. He participated in activities in defence of China Telecom workers’ rights through performing arts. Following some in-depth investigation, however, various contradictions began to emerge. The reality was more complex than the artists expected.


Director biography

Xu Ruotao, born in 1968 in Shenyang, China, is a visual artist and film director who lives and works in Songzhuang, a growing artist village on the outskirts of the Beijing municipality. Xu began his career in the creative community of Yuanmingyuan, China’s first independent artist village. He started making films in 2000 and has produced two features, Yumen (2013) and Rumination (2009).