The River in Me
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime98 min
  • DirectorKE Yongquan, YANG Zhichun, HE Yuan
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerBAO Xiaogeng

Stretching from the Tibetan Plateau to Shandong, and home to a third of Chinese people, the Yellow River is the cultural and environmental inheritance of 1.3 billion people in China.


Traversing 700,000 square kilometers over 700 days, the filmmakers bring the stories of five people who crisscross the Yellow River to perform their art. At the center of the web is Su Yang, a contemporary artist and musician heavily influenced by the traditional work of Qin Opera, Shadow Puppetry, Hua’er, and Shaanbei Storytelling, and his exchange with traditional practitioners.