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The Dialogue

Wang Wo

Release year: 2014

Run time: 114 mins

Film type: Documentary


It documents the dialogue and reflections between different ethnic groups, including Tibetans, Uyghurs and Han Chinese, both inside and outside China. The film begins with a video dialogue between several Chinese human rights lawyers and scholars and Dalai Lama in early 2011, using the Internet to break the blockade, and ends with the arrest by the Chinese authorities of Mr. Ilham Tohti, a Uyghur scholar dedicated to facilitating the dialogue between different ethical groups, in early 2014.


Director biography

Wang Wo was born in Hebei, and later studied and lived in Beijing. He learned painting as a teenager and studied design at the university. He has worked as a graphic designer for many years and produced many posters for indie films and film festivals. He began making video works and independent documentaries in 2003 and has produced a number of documentaries such as Outside (2005), Noise (2007) and A Filmless Festival (2015).