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No Land

Zhang Ping

Release year: 2015

Run time: 40mins

Film type: Documentary


A deserted village, an old man searching for a tomb for himself… Zhang Chaoming is my father. He was selected to the city, and to work in a factory. He became a member of the three person team who are in charge of the revolution. When he was classified as a Rightest he was sent back to his village for 18 years. At 70 years old, the factory was privatized, and my father had to go back to the village again. In his 80s, he is preparing his own funeral in the village.


Director biography

Zhang Ping was born in Hunan Province in 1978. Between 2000 and 2011 she lived and worked in Tibet, followed by a year in Yunnan Province. Since 2012 she has been based in Beijing working as an independent writer and filmmaker. Her films include No Land (2015), Healing Balm (2017), Love Song of the Living, Love Song of the Dead (2018), and Landscape: Green and White (2018). She has also published two non-fiction books.