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UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences present

Dead Souls

Dead Souls
November 11, 2018 - 11:30 am
filmmaker Wang Bing.

Dead Souls (France/Switzerland, 2018)

Wang Bing’s Dead Souls is the latest and heftiest iteration in the filmmaker’s exploration of China’s Anti-Rightist Campaign of the 1950s. A precursor to the Cultural Revolution, the Campaign sent untold thousands to concentration camps in the Gobi Desert where they were largely left to starve. Bringing this suppressed history into relief, Wang worked from 120 testimonies and occupies a position between oral history and documentary/art cinema.

DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 496 min. Director: Wang Bing.

Please note: Dead Souls will screen in three parts with a short break between each part.

Made possible with support from the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies and the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation. Presented in association with Acropolis Cinema.