Documentary Recommendations by China Film Experts, including dGenerate President Karin Chien

On the website ChinaFile, six esteemed experts of Chinese cinema give their personal recommendations of China’s best independent documentaries. Nine films from the dGenerate catalog are mentioned; Searching for Lin Zhao’s Soul earned three mentions, followed by Meishi Street and Disorder with two.

The lists of each Chinese film expert can be found after the break. Their accompanying comments can be found on ChinaFile. ChinaFile is a website project operated by the Asia Society Center on US-China Relations.

Chris Berry, professor of Film and Television Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London:

Crime and Punishment, dir. Zhao Liang
Mask Changing: A Letter To Antonioni, dir. Pan Jun
Meishi Street, dir. Ou Ning
Though I Am Gone, dir. Hu Jie
West of the Tracks, dir. Wang Bing

Karin Chien, founder and president, dGenerate Films::

Disorder, dir. Huang Weikai
Ghost Town, dir. Zhao Dayong
Crime and Punishment, dir. Zhao Liang
Meishi Street, dir. Ou Ning

Jia Zhangke, filmmaker:

West of the Tracks, dir. Wang Bing
Before the Flood, dirs. Li Yifan and Yan Yu
Petition, dir. Zhao Liang

La Frances Hui, curator, Asia Society:
Bumming in Beijing: The Last Dreamers, dir. Wu Wenguang
Disorder, dir. Huang Weikai
Petition, dir. Zhao Liang
Railroad of Hope, dir. Ning Ying
Searching for Lin Zhao’s Soul, dir. Hu Jie
Zhang Xianmin, film producer, critic, and organizer of the China Independent Film Festival:
Using, dir. Zhou Hao
Bing Ai, dir. Feng Yan
Crime and Punishment, dir. Zhao Liang
New Castle, dir. Guo Hengqi
Zhang Yingjin, Professor of Chinese Literature at University of California, San Diego:
Last Train Home, dir. Fan Lixin
Fuck Cinema, dir. Wu Wenguang
Petition, dir. Zhao Liang
Searching for Lin Zhao’s Soul, dir. Hu Jie
West of the Tracks, dir. Wang Bing