Singing in the Wilderness

dir. Dongan Chen / 2021 / China / 98min.
The ETNOMATOGRAPH Award
After hiding in the mountains for a century, a Miao ethnic Christian choir is discovered by a propaganda official and becomes a national sensation

After  hiding  in  the  mountains  for  a  century,  a  Miao  ethnic  Christian  choir  is  discovered  by  a propaganda  official  and  becomes  a national  sensation. 

Two  young  Miaos and  all  the  villagers must  reconcile  their  faith,  identity  and  love  with  the  real  world  of China.

duration:
98 min
country / year of production:
China / 2021
director:
Dongan Chen
cinematography:
Jinsong Li
producer:
Violet Du Feng, Qi Zhao, Dongnan Chen / Tail Bite Tail Films, zhaoqifilms
selected festivals and awards:
2022 – Thessaloniki IFF, 2022 – Montreal IFF, 2022 – Rotterdam IFF
sections:
The Different Faces of the Far East
tags:
religions music art human rights awarded-2 Far East

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