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The Sound and the City

Wei Xiaobo

Release year: 2010

Run time: 86 min

Film type: Documentary


Yuwan City on the outskirts of Changsha is the birthplace of Hunan rock and roll. This film documents the rock bands from here, and their unique regional characteristics.


Director biography

Wei Xiaobo was born in Shandong in the early 1980s and now lives in Hunan. He has made documentaries since 2005.

Director's statement

I came to Hunan in 2003 and started to get in touch with the rock bands here. In 2005, I started shooting them. By the time I edited the material in 2009, most of the bands filmed had disbanded.