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The Burrows

Hu Tao

Release year: 2021

Run time: 101 minutes

Film type: Documentary


In my hometown, everyone will make themselves a tomb. In 2020, when the coronavirus was ramping, my family built a tomb for my grandparents, which they had expected for years. As the designer, builder, and photographer, facing the tomb, I feel like facing the spiritual world of my hometown. Like a burrow, there is nothing but endless reconstructing and digging…


Director biography

Hu Tao was born in Shanxi province. He studied cinematography at Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts and graduated in 2015. He joined the Folk Memory Project in 2013. His film Dumb Man nominated for the TAIWAN International Documentary Film Festival “Chinese Documentary Award”.