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DEAD SOULS

by Bing Wang

synopsis

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 people were, the hard-ships they were forced to endure and what became their destiny.

original title: Dead Souls
country: France, Switzerland, China
sales agent: Doc & Film International
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Bing Wang
film run: 495'
release date: FR 24/10/2018
cinematography by: Bing Wang, Shan Xiaohui, Song Yang
film editing: Catherine Rascon
executive producer: Serge Lalou, Camille Laemle, Louise Prince
production: Les Films d'Ici, Adok Films, ARTE France Cinéma, CS Productions
distributor: Les Acacias