Zhang Hua was born in a mountain village in Quzhou, Zhejiang Province in 1970. After graduating from junior high school, she went out to work. By chance, she became the main character in the documentary Sisters. In 2003, Zhang Hua started her own documentary creation, shooting Kuang Dan's Secret, Road to Heaven and other documentary works. Kuang Dan's Secret won the 2004 CCTV "Our Video Story" Jury Award , Road to Heaven won the 2006 Leipzig Film Festival documentary award.