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The Wangs

Wang Bo

Release year: 2016

Run time: 40 mins

Film type: Documentary


The World Wang Clan Association was about to have its 12th convention in Nov 2015 in Chongqing, China. As the most common surname in ethnic Chinese all over the world, it was estimated to comprise around 15% of the population in Mainland China. The clan identity thus has become difficult to define due to its universality. This documentary followed the 12th World Wang Clan Convention, trying to observe how such kind of community was perceived and imagined, while how meanings were generated out of meaninglessness.


Director biography

Bo Wang, born 1982 in Chongqing, China, is an artist and filmmaker currently based in Brooklyn, New York.