Bing'ai

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Bing'ai
Directed by Feng Yan
Produced by Feng Yan
Cinematography Feng Yan
Feng Wenze
Edited by Feng Yan
Mathieu Haessler
Release date
2007
Running time
114 min.
Country China
Language Mandarin Chinese

Bing'ai (Chinese: 秉爱, also romanized Bingai) is a 2007 Chinese documentary film directed and produced by Feng Yan (冯艳). It is about a peasant woman, Zhang Bing'ai, who refused to relocate during the construction of the Three Gorges Dam.

Awards[edit]

Bing'ai won the Ogawa Shinsuke Prize at the 2007 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival.[1] It also won First Prize at the 2008 Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival.[2]

Reception[edit]

In Variety, Robert Kohler called it a "beautifully observed" documentary and a "worthy addition to the Mainland's astonishing onrush of nonfiction films that take measure of the human scale in Chinese life".[3]

See also[edit]

  • Up the Yangtze, a 2007 documentary film about people affected by the building of the Three Gorges Dam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "YIDFF: 2007: Jury Comments". Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Prizes". Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Kohler, Robert. "Bingai". Variety. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 

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