Wang Bing (director)

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wang.
Wang Bing
Chinese name 王兵
Pinyin Wáng Bīng (Mandarin)
Born 1967
Shanxi, China
Occupation Documentary filmmaker
Years active 2000s

Wang Bing (Chinese: 王兵; pinyin: Wáng Bīng; born 1967) is a Chinese director, often referred to as one of the foremost figures in documentary film-making.[1] Wang is the founder of his own production company, Wang Bing Studios, which produces most of his films. His movie on Chinese labour camps, The Ditch, was included in the 2010 Venice Film Festival as the film sorpresa.[2]


Wang's 9 hour epic documentary of industrial China, Tie Xi Qu, was considered a major success. Tie Xi Qu went on to win the Grand Prix at the Marseille Festival of Documentary Film and was shown for the first time in Spain at the Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival. Wang's film, Fengming, a Chinese Memoir, premiered at both Cannes[1] and Toronto in 2007. More recently Crude Oil premiered at the 2008 Rotterdam Film Festival.


Year English Title Chinese Title Notes
2003 Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks 铁西区 Grand Prix at the Marseille Festival of Documentary Film
2007 Fengming, a Chinese Memoir 和凤鸣 Grand Prize at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
2007 Brutality Factory 暴力工厂 Short in the anthology The State of the World
2008 Crude Oil 采油日记 / 原油
2008 Coal Money 煤炭,钱
2009 Man With No Name 无名者
2010 The Ditch 夹边沟 Premiered at 67th Venice International Film Festival[3]
2012 Three Sisters 三姊妹 Premiered at 69th Venice International Film Festival[4]

Winner “Regard d’or” (= Grand Prix of the Jury) at the Fribourg International Film Festival, 23 March 2013

2013 Til madness do us part 瘋愛 Premiered at 70th Venice International Film Festival
2014 Father and Sons Fu Yu Zi Premiered at doclisboa 2014
2016 Ta'ang DEANG Premiered at Berlinale 2016


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