Les États généraux du film documentaire 2018 Special screenings Dead Souls (first part)

Dead Souls (first part)
Wang Bing
2018 - France/Suisse - Couleur - 248'

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.

Photography : Wang Bing
Editing : Catherine Rascon
Production : Les Films d’ici, CS Productions, Adok Films, ARTE France cinéma
Distribution : Les Acacias distribution (acaciasfilms@orange.fr, +33 (0)1 56 69 29 37)