The Longwang Chronicles: a Year of Lifes in a Chinese Village

Yifan Li, China, 2008, color, video, 90'
Synopsis

You would be surprised by the booming Christian communities in the countryside of China, where political authority often feels powerless. In a village in the mountain area, the land can barely support the miserable living conditions for a farmer, however Christianity grows its popularity here. This film follows several different Christian organizations and several clergymen and clergywomen, who richen the lives of the impoverished village with their sincere faiths and different personalities.

Project information at the time of IDFA Bertha Fund entry
Title: Christians in the Countryside
Translated title: Christians in the Countryside
Countries: China
Project Details
Supported for: Production & Post-production 2006
Received amount: € 15,000
Production status: Completed
Length: 90 min.
Completion Date: August 2008
Financing: Complete
Region: Asia
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