SINGING IN THE WILDERNESS

旷野歌声

Directed by Chen Dongnan

In the mountains of Southern China, a small community of Christian-Miao people have kept their religion and traditions safe until the Chinese propaganda machine discovered their “hidden talents.” After sensationalizing their local religious choir and broadcasting them on national TV, their quiet village suddenly became a tourist attraction. Dongnan Chen masterfully captures the extraordinary and permanent transition of this village and its people. 

CREDITS
Director: Dongnan Chen
Producers: Dongnan Chen, Violet Du Feng
Distribution Producer: Yutian Feng
Editor: Emelie Mahdavian
Composer: Chad Cannon
Story Consultant: Keith Fulton
Editing Consultant: Nanfu Wang
Cinematographer: Jisong Li

Preceded By

THE HEADHUNTER’S DAUGHTER

Directed by Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan

Leaving her family behind, Lynn traverses the harrowing roads of the Cordilleran highlands to try her luck in the city as a country singer.

Dates & Times
Past
Directors Guild of America

Fri, May 6
5:00 pm