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The River and Sisterhood

Guo Rui

Release year: 2014

Run time: 72

Film type: Documentary


This film focuses on various local female figures and their outlook on past and current issues.


Director biography

Guo Rui, a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and now a lawyer. She was born in 1988 in Linying County, Henan Province. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in History from Henan University in 2009 and a Master's degree in History from Nankai University in 2012. In 2013, she completed the documentary feature "Grandpa's Famine" (75 minutes) and in 2014, she completed the documentary feature "The Singing of Women and Rivers" (72 minutes). From 2014 to 2018, she worked as a journalist for Phoenix Net's Deep Reporting team, based in Beijing. She was a senior journalist and producer, reporting on news in China, focusing on politics, society, public welfare, labor, gender, and other fields. From 2018 to 2023, she worked as a journalist for the SCMP China team of the South China Morning Post, based in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. Her reporting focused on elite politics, policies, human rights, and women's rights. Her work has won numerous domestic and international journalism awards, including the highest award from the Phoenix Editorial Committee, the SCMP Editorial Committee Award, and the SOPA Award. Starting in 2023, she works as a lawyer based in Beijing, specializing in commercial dispute resolution and criminal defense.