Click to see introduction about Jiang Nengjie

Documentary Director Jiang Nengjie

Jiang Nengjie was born in the countryside of China. It had been his hopes to use video to reflect and record the times. Therefore, he established MianHuaSha Film Studio in 2009, which he named after his birthplace.

Jiang is a left-behind child himself, and he understands this group very well. As a result, his representative work is a trilogy of documentaries on left-behind children. The trilogy successfully aroused the attention of the public to improve the material conditions of the village. However, he thinks the core issue has never been touched.

In 2016, Jiang Nengjie opened his first MianHuaSha Library on the second floor of his home, building a free reading platform for children. In addition to reading, the library also holds regular reading parties, film screenings, and free calligraphy and photography classes. At present, he has built four rural public library houses in Xining county. In particular, the fourth library has more than 600 library card registrations, an average of more than 100 book rentals a day.

In 2019, the Phoenix New Media Action Alliance selected Jiang as one of the Top Ten Public Welfare Figures. Besides left-behind children, his documentary also focuses on different groups such as war veterans, empty-nesters and autistic syndrome patients.

More Info

1. The Economist: China stifles documentary-makers, but their art still shines
2. Le Monde: Le cinéaste chinois, la pneumoconiose et la censure
3. South China Morning Post: Jiang Nengjie was member of first generation left behind by parents looking for work in cities
4. Related blog posts

Watch Jiang Nengjie documentaries online:

Filter
  • We Will Have Everything – Jiang Nengjie
    • We Will Have Everything – Jiang Nengjie
    • We Will Have Everything – Jiang Nengjie
    • $3.49$169.00
    • Mentally disabled group is large but rarely appear in ordinary people's vision in China. With extraordinary patience and love from the charity, can these special people enjoy basic human rights and strive to live independently?
  • Why Not Coming Back – Hui Dapeng
    • Why Not Coming Back – Hui Dapeng
    • Why Not Coming Back – Hui Dapeng
    • $2.99$139.00
    • Most of the remains of the Chinese expeditionary soldiers who fought in Myanmar have not been properly preserved even until today. When can they return home and rest in peace?
  • Jia Yi – Jiang Nengjie
    • Jia Yi – Jiang Nengjie
    • Jia Yi – Jiang Nengjie
    • $3.99$199.00
    • Jiayi is a left-behind child who has to endure the bitter taste of separation from parents. However, she still has to forget sadness and grows up in pain and joy with her brother.
  • The Sichuan Army Veteran Peng Guochen – Jiang Nengjie
  • The Ninth Grade – Jiang Nengjie
    • The Ninth Grade – Jiang Nengjie
    • The Ninth Grade – Jiang Nengjie
    • $2.99$139.00
    • A group of students are at a crossroads in life preparing for the High School Entrance Exam, and most of them are left-behind children. Can they get good grades to change their own destiny?
  • Miners, the Horsekeeper and Pneumoconiosis – Jiang Nengjie
  • Mr. Long Yunsong – Jiang Nengjie
    • Mr. Long Yunsong – Jiang Nengjie
    • Mr. Long Yunsong – Jiang Nengjie
    • $3.99$199.00
    • Kuomintang (KMT) veteran Long Yunsong participated in the Sino-Japanese war by glory, but he is sick and experiences injustice in old age. Can he really be recognized by the state before he dies?
  • Children at a Village School – Jiang Nengjie
    • Children at a Village School – Jiang Nengjie
    • Children at a Village School – Jiang Nengjie
    • $4.49$229.00
    • This documentary is about a school in the mountainous area of Hunan and focuses on left-behind children in three families. Due to contradiction between backward rural appearance and urban development, the fate of the three generations interwoven together.
Close Menu
Orient Indie Films
×

Basket