Release year: 2013
Run time: 85 mins
Film type: Documentary
This is the fourth film in my Zoujiacun series within the Folk Memory Project. In 2013, I came back to my village and saw the trash all over the village. The children and I tried to improve the environment of our village. This was a tough fight against the trash and the attitudes of the villagers. I felt like that the trash was in my heart. The lonely, solitary life of 95-year-old Grandma Sha and her 49-year-old son, Xizhu, is also portrayed in this film. This film is about the progress that I fight with myself.
Zou Xueping was born in 1985 in Binzhou, Shandong Province, where she returned to shoot two documentaries, including this one. She graduated in 2009 from the China Academy of Fine Arts and was a resident artist at Wu Wenguang’s Caochangdi Workstation. In addition to three documentaries, Zou has written a theatre piece, Family Opposition (2011), and performed with the Living Dance Studio.