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Directed by Gary Shih, Ning Huo

This film is only available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from October 8, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 11, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the film on Eventive.



Ma Xiang, a 14 year-old in Western China, does what hundreds of thousands of other ethnic Huis end up doing to support their family: he opens a noodle shop. NOODLE KID takes us on Ma’s journey through his apprenticeship, stretching and pulling noodle-dough hundreds of times a day at his uncle’s far-flung noodle dive. But Ma also dreams of being an imam, and at the heart of NOODLE KID is a compelling examination of religious life among the besieged Muslim Chinese minority. — Ryan Wu

Director, Editor: Ning Huo, Gary Shih
Executive Producer: Jun Wang, Yi Li, Qi Chen
Producer: Lei Han, Gary Shih
Editing Supervisor: Lei Han
Director of Photography: Ning Huo, Jiahao Zhang

Watch the artist conversation featuring the filmmakers below, as we discuss their creative journey behind making the film.

Dates & Times



Thu, Oct 8
12:00 pm