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Li Wei

Release year: 2016

Run time: 105 mins

Film type: Documentary


On Daliang Mountain in Sichuan Province, the village people eat and live with their livestock. Since 2012, along with electricity, the village sees, coming and going, university students who work as volunteer teachers. Villager Yibu Sugan lost his father when he was young and almost died when he was away, working, before returning home to live with his mother. With TV, he suddenly has a new way to learn about the outside world. He praises government policies, and starts debating politics, economics, and education with the teachers. Quietly observational, the film leaves us reflecting on rural transformations and their conflicts in China today.


Director biography

Li Wei was born in Fengdu, Chongqing, in 1994, and graduated from Li Xianting Film School. His debut film Enclave won the Independent Spirit Award at the 12th Beijing Independent Film Festival and was selected for the Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, FIRST Film Festival, and other domestic and foreign film festivals. His works have been collected by New York University, Columbia University, and other institutions. He now lives and works in Chongqing.