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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.