WANG BING 

China

Related film: THE DITCH

Wang Bing is a Chinese director, often referred to as one of the foremost figures in documentary film-making. Wang is the founder of his own production company, Wang Bing Studios, which produces most of his films. He graduated from the Film Academy in Beijing in 1996. He made the 18-episode TV series CAMPUS AFFAIRS and the TV documentary COMMON PEOPLE'S HOMESTEAD. In 1999, he was cameraman for the film DISTORTION. His debut as a director came with TIEXI DISTRICT: WEST OF THE TRACKS (2003), a nine-hour documentary in three parts entitled RUST, REMNANTS AND RAILS. He also makes installations, such as CRUDE OIL (2008), shown in Rotterdam. In 2010, his film on Chinese labour camps, THE DITCH, was included in the Venice Film Festival as the film sorpresa; and he returned in 2012 to win the Orizzonti Award with THREE SISTERS. 'TIL MADNESS DO US PART (2013) was selected at multiple festivals like Venice, Toronto, Rotterdam and Hong Kong, followed by TA'ANG which premiered at the Berlinale Forum in 2016. (FestivalScope)

Filmography
2003     West of the Tracks (Tie Xi Qu) - Grand Prix at the Marseille Festival

              of Documentary Film
2007     Fengming, a Chinese Memoir (He Fengming) - Grand Prize at the Yamagata

              International Documentary Film Festival
2007     Brutality Factory - Short in the anthology The State of the World
2008     Crude Oil - Premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008
2009     Coal Money (Tong dao)     
2010     Man with No Name (Wu ming zhe)     
2010     The Ditch (Jiabiangou) - Premiered at 67th Venice International Film Festival
2012     Three Sisters (San Zimei) - Premiered at 69th Venice IFF - Regard d'or at the

              27th Fribourg International Film Festival
2013     'Til Madness Do Us Part (Feng ai) - Premiered at 70th Venice IFF
2014     Father and Sons (Fu Yu Zi) - Grande Prémio Cidade de Lisboa at Doclisboa 2014
2014     Traces (Yizhi)
2016     Ta'ang - Premiered at Berlinale 2016
2016     Bitter Money (Ku Qian) - Premiered at 73rd Venice IFF
2017     Mrs. Fang (Fang Xiu Ying) - Golden Leopard at 70th Locarno Festival
2017     15 Hours - Premiered at documenta 14

 

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