Dead Souls (2018 film)

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Dead Souls
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Film poster
Directed byWang Bing
Produced bySerge Lalou, Camille Laemmle, Louise Prince, Wang Bing
Written byWang Bing
CinematographyWang Bing, Xiaohui Shan, Yang Song, Liu Xianhui
Edited byCatherine Rascon
Les Films d’Ici
Distributed byIcarus Films
Grasshopper Film
Release date
Running time
495 minutes

Dead Souls is a 2018 documentary film directed by Wang Bing and documents the testimony of survivors of the hard-labor camp in the Gobi Desert in Gansu, China. Shot from 2005 to 2017, the film covers most of China's provinces with visits to more than 120 survivors of the Jiabiangou and Mingshui re-education camps set up by China's Communist regime in the late 1950s. It made its world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Rapold, Nicolas (5 May 2018). "Wang Bing Gives Voice to 'Re-education' Camp Survivors". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  2. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (9 May 2018). "Cannes Film Review: 'Dead Souls'". Variety. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  3. ^ Tsui, Clarence (11 May 2018). "'Dead Souls': Film Review (Cannes 2018)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 May 2018.

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