Glory of Documentary Screening Section

Glory of Documentary Screening Section is curated by West Lake International Documentary Festival for the purpose of cultivating audience and focusing on excellent documentaries at home and abroad. The purpose is to focus on the screening of outstanding international documentaries and Q&A after the screenings, presenting the academic vision, cultivate documentary audience, arouse discussions of cutting-edge topics, and help documentaries infiltrate into people's life, so as to create a documentary art feast for the public. Based on different perspectives and motivations, this section has various themes. It presents in the way of "screening -- post-screening Q&A", presenting the spirit of "exploring the ontology of documentary, setting up youth experiment, holding people's heart high and creating oriental temperament".

2018
2018 IDF Screenings
Fall in Love with China
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime40 min
  • DirectorWeiping WANG
  • Type of WorkDocumentary Series
  • ProducerWeiping WANG
Introduction: Yann Layma, a French photographer, yearns for China, explores it, perceives it and finally falls in love with it. He gives a clear account of what China was and how it is now, including the Chinese people, their life, stories and Chinese dreams in the context of tremendous changes in the past 40 years after China …
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Ten Years: Forget Me Not
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime30min
  • DirectorFAN Jian, YU Runze
  • Type of WorkDocumentary Series
  • ProducerTencent News
Introduction: Ten years ago, a sudden earthquake caused many families to be shattered. Atop the ruins, people who lost their livelihoods marched forward with optimism and looked back to the trajedy with tenderness. These infants born after the earthquake are not the witnesses of the disaster, but have became history’s observers…
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Searching for Handicrafts
  • Country/Area of Productionchina
  • Language of Dialogue Chinese
  • Runtime40min
  • DirectorJing ZHANG
  • Type of WorkDocumentary Series
  • ProducerJing ZHANG
Introduction: This documentary tells about a story of three laymen searching and filming 199 craftsmen. There are no gorgeous pictures or excellent suspense. It only demonstrates sincerity and quietly tells about warm Chinese stories. Emotionally, it is even a theme documentary. But it gives up the lofty position and leads the …
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Born with Nothing
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina, USA
  • Language of Dialogue Chinese
  • Runtime20 min
  • DirectorShuai ZHANG
  • Type of WorkDocumentary Series
  • ProducerYi ZHANG, Xiaokang HE
Introduction: Street basketball 2008-2018 has ten years of history in China. Excellent players and teams have emerged all over China. Dongdan Sports Center has been an indispensable basketball holy land in the sports history in the past decade. But all have changed after 2014: Suspension of all street basketball activities, dis…
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Just Street Dance
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of Dialogue Chinese
  • Runtime20 min
  • DirectorYu SUN
  • Type of WorkDocumentary Series
  • ProducerYu SUN
Introduction: Just Street Dance is a 13-episode documentary about Chinese street dance produced by VICE China. We started from Xinjiang and returned to Beijing through Guangzhou, Chengdu and Shanghai. Through a large number of interviews, events and characters, it records how the street dance, the street culture which starts ab…
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The Fisherman
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime25 min
  • Director段 晓 明 、戴 永
  • Type of Work纪录短片
  • ProducerCCTV-9
Introduction: Set among green mountains and blue rivers, this film tells the happy story of a transformed, upgraded village whose inhabitants don’t forget their roots. In Jiangwan Village of Xinanjiang Bay Xiaya Town, there’s a row of three fishermans’ houses. While each of them experiences the same living con…
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Crazy for Poetry
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of Dialogue Chinese
  • Runtime7 min
  • Director Quan Xiaomin
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerXu Zhijie, Zheng Long
Introduction: PAN Dingkun graduated as a math major from Fudan University in the 1950s. Afterwards, he became a math teaching assistant which led him to take on the position of a math lecturer. Pan Dingkun, who was influenced by his talented grandfather as a child, has deep learning and understanding of traditional Chinese cult…
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Africans in Yiwu
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime30 min
  • DirectorZHANG Yong, Hodan Osman Abdi
  • Type of WorkDocumentary Series
  • ProducerZhang Yong
Introduction: Africans in Yiwu is a large-scale documentary series, the first collaboration between Chinese director ZHANG Yong and African director Hodan Abdi. The documentary describes Africans living in China and shows their their hard work, capturing real- life images to promote Africans' understanding of Chinese culture an…
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Spring Festival - Hometown Forever
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime30 min
  • DirectorZhang Zhiqiang
  • Type of WorkShort documentary
  • Producer Xu Qiujing
Introduction: In Huzhou, Zhejiang, CHEN Keyuan lives in a courtyard in a bamboo forest. He is worried about his son's marraige. CHEN Wei is 37 years old with a successful career in Shanghai; however he is not even close to getting married. Back at his home town, this situation is a gossiping topic for the villagers and his fath…
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Sunflower of the East
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime25min
  • DirectorYa Ni
  • Type of WorkShort documentary
  • ProducerYa Ni, Ren Haiquan, Zhou Zhen, Shen Bo, Dong Ming
Introduction: Humanities & People's Sunflower of the East combines images and interviews to illustrate the proactive approach to new media experiments made by contemporary academic artists, with special attention paid to top oil painting arist XU Jiang, whose interest in the new media art phenomenon is shown along with a do…
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2018