One of the great documentarians working today and an intrepid chronicler of the human tribulations underlying modern China’s social and economic transformation, Wang Bing makes films that are epic in duration yet precise in scope. Forging intimate bonds with his subjects, he captures the plights of individuals and communities in factory towns and rural villages, and demands that we behold the political complexity and moral weight of their struggles. In addition to the New York premiere of his latest, the eight-hour opus Dead Souls, we will also present a rare screening of his debut masterpiece, the three-part West of the Tracks (2002), and the first U.S. showing of the single-shot 15 Hours (2017). Wang himself will join us to discuss these films and his singular art.

Presented with support from the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation.

Galerie Chantal Crousel, Documentary Educational Resources