Release year: 2006
Run time: 112 min
Film type: Documentary
In a remote village in China’s northeast, Old Cao, Little Cao, Yu and Zhang support themselves mining granite, working day in day out. Following a short break for Spring Festival they return to the mine, only to find the land has been bought by real estate developers who wish to convert it into a holiday resort. An agreement is reach extending their contracts for a year, avoiding imminent unemployment, but what will happen after that?
Du Haibin was born in Baoji City in Shanxi Province in China. He studied painting from childhood. In 1993 he studied Painting and Photography at the Beijing Central Academy of Arts. In 1996 he entered the Beijing Film Academy Photography Department. In 1998 he started documentary filmmaking and creative photography work. Du Haibin has made numerous feature documentaries and two fiction films.