Release year: 2018
Run time: 86 minutes
Film type: Documentary
People in my hometown call those who are shy and untalkative “touxiuzi”. Within my family, the touxiuzi gene is embodied in the members of three generations. As a touxiuzi in our family, I try to uncover and open up the real heart beating under our touxiuzi exterior, yet in the end I only open up myself. The touxiuzi in the family continue to circle in the air above the village and grow in the village's soil.”
Hu Tao was born in Shanxi province. He studied cinematography at Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts and graduated in 2015. He joined the Folk Memory Project in 2013. His film Dumb Man nominated for the TAIWAN International Documentary Film Festival “Chinese Documentary Award”.