Three New Chinese Documentaries to Watch

Chinese films that impressed at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam this November


Invisible Summit | Review

The story of the first blind Chinese person to summit the world’s highest mountain makes for a compelling documentary


Last Encore: The Final Days of an Aging Opera Troupe

How a group of octogenarian opera singers tried to sustain their passion and a loyal community of opera lovers in a southern Chinese city


5 Chinese Films to Watch For From the Shanghai International Film Festival

After a long hiatus, China’s largest film festival is back and, with it, some of the best Chinese films of the year so far


Consent, Camera, Action: Navigating Documentary Ethics in China

Careless practices and low media literacy have put both participants and filmmakers at risk when making documentaries


Powered By Steamy Gossip: Stories From 100 Breakfast Stalls

A TV director traveled all around China filming traditional breakfasts, and became a morning meal convert in the process


On the Trail of China’s Last Reindeer Herders

Renowned documentary director Gu Tao recounts his journey into indie filmmaking and his years living with Ewenki herders in northern China


Short Short Films on a Long Long Road

Short short movies are lowering the threshold of filmmaking, five minutes at a time


How the War in Ukraine Inspired China’s Independent Filmmakers

A handful of independent short films promote empathy and compassion toward war victims in Ukraine


The Rough Reality for China’s Indie Documentary Filmmakers

Documentary-makers have been turning out works of high artistic and social value since the 1990s. But is their golden age over?