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Mirror of Emptiness

Ma Li

Release year: 2011

Run time: 120 mins

Film type: Documentary


In Mirror of Emptiness Ma Li documents society and the environment on China’s high plateaus, where life is fresh with barley and wheat, but also whipped by brutal snow- and sandstorms.


Director biography

Ma Li is an independent documentary filmmaker living in Beijing. In 2011, Ma made Born in Beijing after having followed homeless petitioners for six years. In 2017, she finished Inmates, the last of her "Human Being's Dilemma" trilogy.