Wang Bing’s work has been often described as significant and important in showing a side of China which many people never see, ignore or filter out in their lives. Starting with his nine-hour-opus “West of the Tracks” Bing’s documentaries received international attention and lots of praise.
From the haunting images of a refugee camp, the process of decline in China’s industry as well as the portrayals of remote places within the Chinese landscapes, Bing’s films provide a rich collage of what defines China today. However, it is a version contrary to the public image the country would like to create of itself.
Under the title “Wang Bing: The Landscape of Chinese Everdayness” DAFilms proudly presents six of Wang Bing’s works online. Apart form the aforementioned “West of the Tracks”, their selection includes “Three Sisters”, “‘Til Madness Do Us Part”, “Ta’ang”, “Fengming, A Chinese Memoir” and “Alone”.
In case you are interested, you can follow this link to their website and check out the films and subscribe to DAFilms.