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Walk in the Dark

Li Xiaofeng and Jia Kai

Release year: 2005

Run time: 90 mins

Film type: Documentary


A blind woman sings on the street to support her family. Every morning when she wakes up, she has two things on her mind: winning a court case to get back the tens of thousands of yuan she is owed; and getting her adopted daughter, who has developmental problems, to school, so that she can integrate into mainstream society. The court case is far from over, and, following a car accident, her daughter refuses to walk to school. Although she knows her daughter is beyond her control, she walks in the dark with her responsibilities on her shoulder.


Director biography

Li Xiaofeng Born in Pingxiang, Jiangxi Province, and now living in Shanghai, Li Xiaofeng is the author of Films in the Twentieth Century and Creation of Documentary Films. Films include The Striker of the Spring Gong, awarded Best Short Documentary at the 8th Beijing Film Festival of University Students, 2001); The Night Goer, selected for the 20th Fribourg International Film Festival and the 8th Taipei Film Festival, as well as many international film exhibitions); Leather Shoes or Straw Sandals, selected for the NHK International High Resolution Documentary Project in 2006; and A Street Of One Hundred Paces.

Jia Kai Born in Suide, Sha’anxi Province, Jia Kai obtained his Master's degree from the Art Department of Beijing Normal University and now is a lecturer in the College of Communication and Art at Shanghai Tongji University. He is the translator of three books, including Robert J. Flaherty: A Biography, and has participated in the production of films such as The Night Goer, Leather Shoes or Straw Sandals, and A Street of One Hundred Paces. In addition, he has also produced many programs for CCTV, Beijing TV Station, and Shanghai TV Station.