"No Land" is a documentary about an old man in a deserted mountain village, digging a grave for himself. He is the filmmaker Zhang Ping's father, an anti-socialist opposing the Communist Party. He had a promising job in the city but was sent to the rural area for eighteen years and then retired as a laborer. When he was seventy, the privatization of factories made him return to the countryside again. Now in his eighties, he is preparing for his own demise.
About the filmmaker: Zhang Ping, born in Hunan, 1977, is a writer, painter and filmmaker, and she is a participant in the Memory Project in 2013 and has her first documentary No Land in 2015.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwJcD-RNKWk / Presented by Duke University Libraries.
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