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Old Genealogy

Gui Shuzhong

Release year: 2010

Run time: 58 min

Film type: Documentary


Records the entangled experience of changing a genealogy. Records the experience of engraving movable type, hand-printed.


Director biography

Original named Ning Yuanguai, Gui is a poet and independent documentary director. He was born in 1967 in Ninghua County, a mountainous Hakka area in the northwest of Fujian Province. Gui has finished four documentaries about local Hakka folk culture: Yukou Paper, Old Genealogy, Chronicles of Hulling Rice, and Revive. He has also directed several short films, including Wugong Sutra and The Ballad of Spring.