Lixin Fan

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Lixin Fan

Lixin Fan (範立欣, Fàn Lìxīn), born in China, is a Montreal, Canada-based documentary film director with the Canadian production company EyeSteelFilm and previously a producer/journalist at China’s state broadcaster CCTV.

Early life and career[edit]

Lisin Fan was born in and grew up in China during times of modernization. He began his career as a journalist with the national television broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV), traveling the country and witnessing the social and economic inequalities spurred by China’s rapid economic expansion. As a result, he became a documentary filmmaker with a focus on social issues.[1]

Lixin was editor of the 2002 film To Live Is Better Than To Die [2][3] about China’s AIDS crisis which was featured in the Sundance Film Festival and broadcast on BBC, CBC and PBS.

He also worked as an associate producer, sound recordist, and translator on the acclaimed 2007 feature documentary Up the Yangtze.

His 2009 debut feature documentary film Last Train Home won several awards in the category of documentary filmmaking.



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