• Gangkar
  • The Tokyo Trial...
  • Post-00s
  • Amazing China
  • The Road of Ric...
  • Speed Kills
  • The Power of Na...
  • The Long March
  • Inner Me
  • Aerial China
  • Twins
  • Blindfold
  • Last Letters
  • The Fourth King...
  • Jabalí
  • Senior 10 High ...
  • Winnie
  • A Family Affair...
  • Freelancer on t...
  • All Our Father'...
  • Snuggle
  • Smile
  • Machines
  • Two Worlds
  • Ghost Hunting
  • Playgrounds of ...
  • Muhi - Generall...
  • Notes on Blindn...
  • Chinese Backbon...
  • This Is Life
  • Into Tibet (Par...
  • Life and Death ...
  • Son Son
  • The Keriya
  • Why Not Dance
  • Still Tomorrow
  • China's Van Gog...
  • Title:Gangkar

    Director(s):Cheng Leping

    Synopsis:Located at China’s west hinterland, Minya Konka governs an unique highland, where mountains stretch north and south, deep river valleys crack across and Hengduan Mountains connect East and West. Unique geographical conditions create and keep the profound and distinct culture of Minya Konka. Splendid glaciers against red stones, grand watchtower group, religious Maryni stone valley and resounding old LiuLiu tune, you can find all these while walking along the ancient tea-horse road, and Minya Konka are always the eternal belief of the road. Minya Konka, an unique heaven, a magical world, a brand new documentary.

  • Title:The Tokyo Trials

    Director(s):Zhu Xiaoqian, Chen Yinan, Ao Xue, Wang Shuo, Yu Jie

    Synopsis:To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the opening of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, SMG News aired a 3-episode documentary series, The Tokyo Trials. Lasting more than two-and-a-half years, the trials became the longest legal proceedings in human history, leaving behind piles of data and records that set precedent for military tribunals of today. In the battle for the truth, judges from 11 allied countries tried the 28 Class A Japanese war criminals. Our camera crew traveled to the USA, Germany and Japan for exclusive video clips and interviews with scholars and politicians to reproduce this watershed period of history.

  • Title:Post-00s

    Director(s):Zhang Tongdao

    Synopsis:In 2006, the shooting crew began tracking and recording more than a dozen children in a kindergarten, and the record lasted for ten years. Children entered into kindergarten then to elementary school t and middle school. As Ten years have passed, time has changed their appearance, giving them independent thought and autonomous action. How will they break the confusion of youth? How will they choose their future life? This is the only documentary in China that records children growing for an extended period of time. What effects will parents, society and schools have on the growth of children? The ten years of growth highlights the power of time.

  • Title:Amazing China

    Director(s): Qi Zhuquan, Chen Hongbing, Yan Weiyi, Li Yang, Pan Min, Zhang Qing, Liu Na, Hou Zhenma, Zhou Yixiang, Zhang Yansheng, Wu Min, Jing Wen, Lv xin

    Synopsis: This film follows the new development concept of innovation, coordination, greenness, openness and sharing, fully reflecting since the opening of the party's 18th CPC National Congress, the active endeavor, down-to earth hardworking and of all people and the historic achievements made in China's economic and social development under the leadership of the party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core. It also fully demonstrated that the Chinese people have gained more sense of gain, security, happiness and pride over the past five years and truly recorded the historic leap from which the Chinese nation has stood up and got rich and strong .  

  • Title:The Road of Rice

    Director(s):Dong Haomin

    Synopsis: A Global History presents in detail the historical journey that rice has taken, from its early origin as a staple food in China Asian and West African countries to its ubiquitous place in meals across the world today. Rice has become a significant and indispensable agricultural product worldwide。 Rice has long had a strong influence on the global political scene. It also has deep emotional significance at the table, where it holds great importance integral to many ethnic identities and appears in cultural rituals, literature, music, painting and poetry. Our cultural habits, the arts and the myriad ways in which we plant, harvest, package and consume rice help to define peoples all over the world. Rice is an engaging look at one of our most enriching foods.

  • Title:Speed Kills

    Director(s): Richard Slater-Jones, Julie King

    Synopsis:The big events in nature often happen in the form of lightning strikes and we can not keep up with their beats simply by the naked eye. This series will use high-speed camera technology, approached those who kill prey with the fastest speed or those flee from the predator's hunt as well as revealing the animal living only by fast speeds. Sharks with their mouth waiting at any second, viper snakes that instantly attack, and cricket that jump beyond notice -- all their movements happen like lightning. However, when these lightning moves are slowed down to 10 or 15 seconds, then what will the happen? How do these quiet animals make fastest moves? What physiological mechanism hidden in the body s? How are these physiological mechanisms triggered at the moment of action? The film will take you into the artificial gray time zone - the moment which the human eye can not catch will be able to reproduce by digital kingdom. With advanced computer display of images, we will see the physical structure of animals, which is the necessary physiological conditions to ensure the speed of the explosion.

  • Title:The Power of Nature

    Director(s): Li Wenju, Yuan Yuan, Liu Ningning, Shi Feng, Li Xiaodong

    Synopsis: The film was shot in the wild and has been taken five years to complete. The film crew went to many inaccessible areas in China, ranging from the northern Tibet Plateau at an altitude of over 5,000 meters to the Turpan Basin, the lowest in China; from Daxinganling where temperatures are as low as minus 52 degrees to the Yunnan rainforest where Asian elephants live...... The film records the lives of nearly a hundred rare wildlife , in the magnificent picture, tens of thousands of Tibetan antelopes began their hundreds of kilometers migration. Thousands of tons of Qinghai Lake nudibranch also began a migration trip; life is so legendary, so naturally magnificent, and this film is aimed to show the legendary nature of China's land, showing an unprecedented Beautiful China.  

  • Title:The Long March

    Director(s): Yan Dong

    Synopsis: The eight episodes feature the historical background and basic process of the Long March from a panoramic view and a grand perspective. Chronologically, it vividly demonstrates the great arduous and legendary history of the Long March, heavily focus and records the major events of the Long March and continuously interweaves historical and real-time changes in space and time. It shows the inheritance and development of the spirit of the Long March, and accurately and concisely highlight the historic proposition, "the long march will always be on the road."

  • Title:Inner Me

    Director(s):Spano Antonio

    Synopsis:       Inner Me is a short documentary that intimately portrays the struggles of 4 deaf women in the city of Butembo, in North Kivu, DR Congo, a country defined by war.       In Congo women’s voices are rarely heard. Victims of a systemic rape culture, women often experience oppression, discrimination and abuse.

  • Title:Aerial China

    Director(s):Yu Le

    Synopsis: The film has a total of six episodes, respectively, "Xinjiang", "Hainan", "Shaanxi", "Heilongjiang", "Jiangxi", "Shanghai." This film overlook the earth of China with a new aerial view, and each episode tells the story of a province's topography, natural landscape, cultural history and its development and changes. The film takes the route of air flight as a clue and uses storytelling narration form to show a beautiful, ecological and a China which the audiences are both familiar with but also full of freshness.

  • Title:Twins

    Director(s):Pablo Radice

    Synopsis:       Efrain and Jose are homozygous twins brothers. Both of them are actually doctors. Efrain works as an obstetrician ,dealing with birth. On the other side , his twin brother , Jose , works as aforensic doctor in the police morgue dealing with death.   

  • Title:AGORA

    Director(s):Mickael Couturier

    Synopsis:       A poetic documentary about the physical andmental journey of climber Lucas Lima as he tests his determination on adifficult eye-opening route, set deep in the Brazilian wilderness.  

  • Title:Blindfold

    Director(s):Alexey Bogdanov

    Synopsis:       Close your eyes ... forever ... And live in this state: learn, fall in love, use Internet, play football ... Hard to imagine? The hero of this film - striker of Russian national soccer team for totally blinded struggles every day for a place in modern society. His dreams: being with his girlfriend and take part in the Paralympic Games in Rio. But could he reach it? Being "blindfolded".

  • Title:Last Letters

    Director(s):Nils Clauss

    Synopsis:       On the 16th of April 2014 a ferry en route from Incheon to Jeju Island in Korea capsized. 304 out of 476 passengers and crew members died in this tragic accident. This short film follows eight families that lost loved ones that day, and explores the physical and emotional spaces that the tragedy left behind. The film juxtaposes documentary and fictional elements. It shines a light on this still unsolved tragedy and shows the isolation the families feel while they pose for an incomplete family portrait.          

  • Title:The Fourth Kingdom

    Director(s):Alex Lora

    Synopsis:        The Fourth Kingdom is the kingdom of plastics, a redemption center in NY for immigrants and underdogs where the American Dream becomes possible indeed.

  • Title:Jabalí

    Director(s):Xabier Irigibel Uriz

    Synopsis:       Wild boar lives in the mountain and the mountain lives in Wild Boar. After each day of work, a simple man faces his darkness embracing her. There, stirring the entrails of that place that we alldeny, Boarí manages to rise embracing to the freedom.

  • Title:Senior 10 High School Student

    Director(s):He Hanli

    Synopsis:Following 3 years, a record ten years in high school reading learning crazy, to dream, without telling his family to participate in the seven entrance of the story, however, admission to the University. The date is found when the old father is dying of cancer, he used ten years time, in exchange for a deep understanding of life! This is not a case, although the State prohibits the school to do senior three repeater classes, but each year there are still about 900 thousand of the "non graduating students" continue to struggle in the college entrance examination road...

  • Title:Winnie

    Director(s):Pascale Lamche

    Synopsis:      While her husband served a life sentence, paradoxically kept safe and morally uncontaminated, Winnie Mandela rode the raw violence of apartheid, fighting on the front line and underground. This is the untold story of the mysterious forces that combined to take her down, labeling him a saint, her, a sinner.       Winnie Madikizela Mandela is one of the most misunderstood and intriguingly powerful contemporary female political figures. Her rise and seeming fall from grace, bear the hallmarks of epic tragedy.

  • Title:A Family Affair

    Director(s):Fassaert Tom

    Synopsis:      On his 30th birthday, Tom Fassaert receivesa mysterious invitation from his 95-year-old grandmother Marianne to come visither in South Africa. At that time, the only thing he knows about her are themyths and predominantly negative stories his father told him. She was a femme fatale who went through countless men, a famous model in the 1950s, and amother that put her two sons into a children’s home. Fassaert decides to accepther invitation. But when his grandmother makes an unexpected confession, his venture becomes much more complicated than he could ever have imagined.

  • Title:Freelancer on the Front Lines

    Director(s):Santiago Bertolino

    Synopsis:       Canadian freelance reporter Jesse Rosenfeld has made the Middle East the focus of his work, and to make a living he has to keep up with constantly moving news targets. Freelancer on the Front Lines follows his journey across the region, showing us thorny geopolitical realities shaped by the events transforming the Middle East and exploring how journalism practices have changed in the age of the Internet. 

  • Title:All Our Father's Relations

    Director(s):Alejandro Yoshizawa

    Synopsis:       All Our Father’s Relations tells the story of the Grant siblings who journey from Vancouver to China in an attempt to rediscover their father’s roots and better understand his fractured relationship with their Musqueam mother. Raised primarily in the traditions ofthe Musqueam people, the Grant family and their story reveals the shared struggles of migrants and Aboriginal peoples today and in the past.

  • Title:Snuggle

    Director(s): Huang Zhaobang

    Synopsis:       Does longevity bring happiness? Would it beunfilial if you wish the death for your father? Departure or continuous tosuffer, a hard choice to make?       SNUGGLE shows the value difference of ‘lifeand death’ between two generations. Someone wishes the death for his father because he cannot stand watching his father suffering from illness and loneliness; someone feels so stressed that she has to sacrifice her life to take care of her parents; someone happens to restore the relationship with his mother because she is unwell seriously. When it comes to death, would all those relationships we have in this life last for one more second?       The value collision and bonding between two generations, the love between husband and wife accompany us in the experience of life and death when it comes to critical stages in life.  

  • Title:Smile

    Director(s):Fernando Pozo

    Synopsis:       Raúl, a teenager with cerebral palsy shows his concerns and thoughts through a mime. Among them, David's life, a boy with autism who loves planes and is always carrying with leaflets.

  • Title:Machines

    Director(s):Jain Rahul

    Synopsis:        Director Rahul Jain presents an intimate,observantly portrayal of the rhythm of life and work in a gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India. Moving through the corridors and bowels of the enormous and disorientating structure, the camera takes the viewer on a journey to aplace of dehumanizing physical labor and intense hardship, provoking cause forthought about persistent pre-industrial working conditions and the huge divide between first world and developing countries. Since the 1960s the area of Sachin in western India has undergone unprecedented, unregulated industrialization,exemplified in its numerous textile factories. MACHINES portraits only one of these factories, while at the same time representing the thousands of laborers working, living and suffering in an environment they can’t escape without unity. With strong visual language, memorable images and carefully selected interviews of the workers themselves, Jain tells a story of inequality and oppression, humans and machines.

  • Title:Two Worlds

    Director(s):Maciej Adamek

    Synopsis:        In this inspiring family portrait,12-year-old Laura is our guide through life with her deaf parents, which isunusual, challenging and surprisingly ordinaries.

  • Title:Ghost Hunting

    Director(s):Raed Antonia

    Synopsis:        Director Raed Andoni places a newspaper advertisement in Ramallah. He is looking for former inmates of the Moskobiya interrogation centre in Jerusalem. In his ad he asks that the men should also have experience as craftsmen, architects or actors. After a casting process that almost feels like role play, he arranges for a replica of the center’sinterrogation rooms and cells to be built to scale inside a hall - under close supervision from the former inmates and based on their memories. In this realistic setting the men subsequently re-enact their interrogations, discuss details about the prison, and express the humiliation they experienced during their detention. Using techniques that are reminiscent of the so-called 'theatre of the oppressed' they work together to dramatize their real-lifeexperiences. Their reconstruction brings long repressed emotions and undealtwith trauma to the fore. Working on the film takes its toll on the men - both physically and mentally. The director also appears in front of the camera; not only is he creating a stage for his protagonists, he is also coming to terms with his own fragmented memories of imprisonment in Moskobiya thirty years previously.

  • Title:Playgrounds of Lead

    Director(s): Alessandro Pugno

    Synopsis:       Altitude: 4000 meters. We find ourselves inthe Andes, Peru. Up there, near the clouds, where the llamas used to graze,brown waters springs from the rocks. A teacher and her pupils are sampling themurky liquid in order to analyze it in the school lab. Later, from the samples,the pupils diligently extract tiny "bugs". And where there are bugs,there is bound to be life, right? Wrong. There is lead. Those invertebrates area scientific proof that the water is contaminated. But who wants to believe them?Like so many others, the survival of the community of Huayhuay depends on themine.... And while a miner is witness to the upheavals jeopardizing his job,his own daughter comes to believe that, one day, things may change.

  • Title:Muhi - Generally Temporary

    Director(s):Rina Castelnuovo, Tamir Elterman

    Synopsis:       Meet Muhi (Muhammad), a brave and spirited Palestinian boy, and his devoted Muslim grandfather Abu Naim, who for the pastseven years have been living in an Israeli hospital. Caught between two homesand two peoples, Muhi is unable to return to Gaza, and is saved and raised by those considered enemies of his people. Muhi's story is a tug-of-war ofpressures that challenge identity, religion and the conflict that divides his world.

  • Title:Notes on Blindness

    Director(s):Peter Middleton, James Spinney

    Synopsis:       In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary on audio cassette. Upon their publication in 1990, Oliver Sacks described the workas 'the most extraordinary, precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness Ihave ever read. It is to my mind a masterpiece.' With exclusive access to theseoriginal recordings, NOTES ON BLINDNESS encompasses dreams, memory and imaginative life, excavating the interior world of blindness.

  • Title:Chinese Backbone Doctors

    Director(s):Han Jingyuan

    Synopsis: Beijing doctor Haiying Liu often pays out of his own pocket to help impoverished rachiterata patients who cannot afford the treatment. But this help cannot sustain for a long time. In autumn 2011, he established a foundation to solve the problem with the appreciation money given by patients whom he had treated and recovered and by their family members. In this way, the charity project leads him to a journey of no return. The film records with admiralty a special team of Chinese doctors under this social background and shows the difficult journey of a Chinese backbone doctor who tries his best to help every patient. Despite the obstacles, he still stick to his initiatives and hold a tough and optimistic attitude

  • Title:This Is Life

    Director(s):Chen Weijun

    Synopsis: Everyday, there are so many dramatic scenes in the department of gynecology in Zhongnan hospital. As a husband with 5,000 RMB, he needs 50,000 RMB to save his wife and twin baby girls to be born, while there is no available way for fundraising. What should he do next? As the head of department, Li Jiafu, when his patient Xia Jinju is lying on operating-table and losing 20,000ml blood and has cardiac arrest twice, what choice should he make? Can he keep her uterus and bring her back to life? Li Shuangshuang, whose baby has pre-diagnosed as in the condition of not well to be born, Doctor Li decides to do Cesarean section to save this baby.

  • Title:Into Tibet (Part Two)

    Director(s):Cheng Gong

    Synopsis: 2014 is the year of the horse in the Tibetan calendar and Shakyamuni Buddha’s year of his birth sign. According to Tibetan folklore, you may double your merits and virtues if you circumambulate Mount Kailash this year. Kailash is holy mountain commonly recognized in many religions. In the hearts of believers, that is the center of the world. The film is about the stories of five characters related to Mt Kailash: A young Living Buddha starts off his first long, difficult journey of his lifetime with his friends, to circumambulate Mt Kailash.

  • Title:Life and Death Migratory

    Director(s):Hu Xiaobing

    Synopsis:This is a story about how to extend life at the expense of life. When the ice and snow melt each spring, all the Chinese naturopaths fish swim toward few small rivers around Dali Lake in droves to find the purest freshwater in order to spawn eggs, but the cost is often their own life. All their natural enemies, from a variety of migratory birds to foxes or badgers, are waiting for the this delicious food automatically delivered to their mouth. Another spring came, and the Chinese naturopaths fish were ready again. This trip, what will be waiting for them? Can this kind of race that has lived millions of years continue to exist?

  • Title:Son Son

    Director(s):Zhang Shen

    Synopsis:One is her own son, the other her adopted son. One is her own flesh and blood, the other the murderer of her son. How can she dissolve the grief? How can she open her heart, accept and hug the son who killed her own son? What has she experienced and transcended “I choose to forgive and accept you not because I don’t love my son. On the contrary, I want to convey my love to you because of my love for him. The fact is, you are still alive and he passed away.” --Huang Pinxuan, the mother

  • Title:The Keriya

    Director(s):Ji Lin , Shen Pengfei

    Synopsis: There is an isolated oasis in the heart of Taklimakan Desert where there live the mysterious Keriya people. The film tells survival stories of residents there to show these people’s touching and lonely attachment to their beloved home. The Keriya people have been living in this "Sea of Death" for over 400 years. The camera vividly captured their unique customs and history, life and death and also pain and joy. This documentary represents the Keriya people's deep love toward this land when facing the increased population and harsh environmental condition. It offers viewers enlightenment to rethink the meaning of life.

  • Title:Why Not Dance

    Director(s):Lu Min

    Synopsis: The film records a story of an ordinary woman, Yang Le, ages 48, Tianjin people. Despite the hardships of life and Yang Le tried her best to change but remain the same, she has never given up optimism and courage in the face of misery, and she cherish only a small amount of happiness and luckiness. We must solve the problems with open-mindedness and tenacity in daily life. This is also a microcosm of how the ordinary Chinese people build and rebuild their own spiritual world in the transitional period.  Square dance is the only way to entertain Yang Le' among all the tough things and dilemma. We feel the beauty of her dance. This beauty tells us that small flowers can also be found in the humble dirt.

  • Title:Still Tomorrow

    Director(s):Fan Jian

    Synopsis:YU Xiuhua is a village woman with cerebral palsy. She became China’s most well-known poet in 2015. 20 years ago, her mother married her off to a stranger. This marriage has become the biggest pain in her life. Through her poems, she contemplates her fate, and writes about her body, desire for true love. With the popularity of her poems has come fame and financial independence. Yu Xiuhua wants the divorce for freedom in love and in marriage. But will she get

  • Title:China's Van Goghs

    Director(s):Yu Haibo, Yu Tianqi

    Synopsis:China's van Goghs tells the stories of peasant turned painters who are carving out different paths for themselves after years of hand copying Western masterpieces, which are sold to high street retailers around the world. While van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime, these production line painters have sold van Goghs in the thousands. But van Gogh represents more than just the livelihoods of these painter workers; his art, life and legend motivates them to fulfill their own dreams. Their journey is emblematic of of China’s Dream for the 21st Century: to go from ‘Made in China’ to ‘Created in China’