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Singing in the Wilderness Dongnan Chen

旷野歌声

Dongnan Chen, a Chinese filmmaker living in the United States, closely examines the Christian choir in a Miao village in the mountains of Yunnan Province. This talented group has been co-opted by the government propaganda machine and shaken up by the rapid transformations of a constantly evolving China. Over the course of several years, Singing in the Wilderness documents the choir’s behind-the-scenes realities. The film presents a number of narrative voices, notably focusing on two endearing young women. By alternating between the individual, the familial, and the collective, Singing in the Wilderness highlights the social interactions in this community and the intrinsic power of art. (Programming Collective)

Presented in collaboration with the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)

Singing in the Wilderness

  • Country : China
  • Year : 2021
  • V.O : Mandarin
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 97 MIN
  • Cinematography : Jisong Li
  • Cinematography : JK Huang
  • Editing : Emelie Mahdavian
  • Editing : Dongnan Chen
  • Production : Dongnan Chen
  • Production : Violet Du Feng
  • Production : Qi Zhao
  • Music : Chad Cannon
  • Sound Design : Xiaodan Li
Filmography of Dongnan Chen :

The Trail from Xinjiang (2013)

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