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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, writer and filmmaker, born in Hunan in 1978. She worked in Tibet from 2003 to 2012 as a writer and contemporary artist, and has lived in Beijing since 2014, working in film, theatre and writing. She has completed four documentaries independently, including No Land (2015), Healing Balm (2017), Love Song for Living, Love Song for the Dead(2019) and Hei Qi (2021), which have entered film festivals and archival collections at home and abroad. She has published a collection of essays Ten Years of Tibetan Drift (CITIC Press, 2014), and an experimental novel Finding a Grassy Slope with the Wind and Sunshine to Sleep (Shanghai Sanlian Publishing House, 2017).