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Shanghai Youth

Gao Zipeng

Release year: 2015

Run time: 510 mins

Film type: Documentary


As a special generation born in the New China, the hundreds of thousands of educated youth from Shanghai went through enormous hardship during their work in Xinjiang from 1963 to 1966. Because of the specific historical conditions and context, they have been strikingly stamped with the mark of the times and have had to struggle to understand the relationship between themselves and the nation.


Director biography

A practitioner of the folk image, director Gao Zipeng used to work at Gansu TV station and for CCTV. He began to devote himself to independent production in 2008 and his films include The Silent Voyage (2004) and Lost in the Mountains (2011).