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Self-Portrait: Bridging at 47 KM

Zhang Mengqi

Release year: 2014

Run time: 77 mins

Film type: Documentary


This is my fifth film shot in the village where I have been filming for five years. This film is related to my activity last winter: building a library in the village. This film focuses on this story and narrates how I worked on the library together with a group of kids, and tried to make the villagers understand the project, which was very difficult, but brought hope for the village’s future. So, I called the core of the activity and the film “building a bridge”.


Director biography

Zhang Mengqi was born in 1987. She graduated from the Dance Academy of China’s Minorities University in 2008. Since 2009, she has been a resident artist at CCD Workstation. She makes documentary films: Self-portrait with Three Women (2010), Self-Portrait: At 47 KM (2011), Self-portrait: Dancing at 47 KM (2012), Self-portrait: Dreaming at 47 km (2013), Self-portrait: Bridging at 47 KM (2014), Self-portrait: Dying at 47 KM (2015), Self-portrait: Born in 47 KM (2016), and Self-portrait: Sphinx in 47 KM (2017), her “Self-Portrait” series.