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Wang Yiren

Release year: 2008

Run time: 164 mins

Film type: Documentary


A story of a special commune in Jilin Province, China. This commune is for physically or mentally challenged people, born in their condition due to the polluted water source. Presenting their births, deaths, loves and hates like any other people’s lives, director Yiren Wang pays respects to them. Also, it penetrates into a big political irony that the communist utopia of Mao Zedong can be materialised only through the lives of an excluded minority.


Director biography

In 2002, Wang Yiren participated in establishing 'Changchun Movie Group' and shot “What’s the Meaning?”his first short film, which he followed with the independently-made short film“Po Wu”in 2003. In 2005, his feature documentary,“From Chrysalis to Butterfly”, was screened at the Yunnan Multi-culture Visual Festival, the 4th China Documentary Film Festival, the 4th China Independent Film Festival and the 2nd Beijing Independent Film Festival. In 2007 he made the short lm “People's free talk”.