Sunday, 06.10., 10.00 am, Kunstbunker
Monday, 07.10., 10.00 am, Kunstbunker
Tuesday, 08.10., 10.00 am, Kunstbunker
In Gansu Province, northwest China, lie the remains of countless prisoners abandoned in the Gobi Desert 60 years ago. Designated as “ultra-rightists” in the Communist Party’s Anti-Rightist campaign of 1957, they starved to death in the Jiabiangou and Mingshui reeducation camps. The film invites us to meet the survivors of the camps to find out firsthand who these persons were, the hardships they were forced to endure and what became their destiny.
The film consists only of shocking eyewitness accounts of people in their 90s, most of whom have since died. Their words and faces create a film monument of historical remembrance that lasts over eight hours.
The latest installation by Wang Bing (whose works featured at Documenta 14) will be presented in cooperation with the Kunstbunker – Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst. The eyewitness accounts follow on from each other. There is a 30-minute pause after four hours.
The Kunstbunker is located close to the festival center Filmhaus Nürnberg.
Admission: 30 minutes before the screening begins;
Tickets: € 5 (These are valid for the whole period of the installation)
Kunstbunker- forum für zeitgenössische Kunst, am Bauhof 9,
Wang Bing was born in Xi’an, China, in 1967. He studied photography and cinematography. He began his career as an independent ﬁlmmaker in 1999. Wang Bing came to the attention of an international audience with his three-part epic documentary Tiexi qu: the West of the Tracks in 2002.