DEAD SOULS

Directed by : Wang Bing

In Gansu Province, northwest China, lie the remains of countless prisoners abandoned in the Gobi Desert sixty years ago. Designated as “ultra-rightists” in the Communist Party’s Anti-Rightist campaign of 1957, they starved to death in the Jiabiangou and Mingshui reeducation  camps. The film invites us to meet the survivors of the camps to find out firsthand who these persons were, the hardships they were forced to endure and what became their destiny.

fiche technique

Photography : Wang Bing, Shan Xiaohui & Song Yang

Co-producers : Arte France Cinéma

Sound : Raphaël Girardot

Manager of production : Martin Bertier

Editing : Catherine Rascon

Mixage : Adrien Kessler

Producer : Les Films d’Ici (France), CS Productions & Adok Films (Switzerland)

Executive producer : Liang Ying & Lihong Kong

Partners : CNC, Région Île-de-France, RTS, Cinéforom & IDFA Bertha Fund

Length : 496'

ISAN : 0000-0004-FEDD-0001-1-0000-0000-Y

distribution

International sales : Doc and Film International

France sales : Les Acacias

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