We Will Have Everything – Jiang Nengjie
$2.99 – $199.00
Mentally disabled group is large in China, but they rarely appear in ordinary people’s vision. With extraordinary patience and love from the charity, can these special people enjoy basic human rights and strive to live independently?
Synopsis of We Will Have Everything
Liu Hao, a patient with mental disability and Down syndrome who is nearly 50 years old, is as innocent as a child. His greatest joy is to buy a bottle of Coca-Cola to drink with the money he earned from housework. Liu Sibo, an autistic patient accompanied by mental disability, cannot control his emotions well. It is commonplace for him to break several pieces of glass a day.
According to the census, the number of mentally disabled people in China at the end of 2010 was 5.68 million, but such a large group rarely appeared in ordinary people’s vision. Since there is no comprehensive guardianship system for special populations, the responsibility of caring for the mentally disabled falls on the shoulders of charity organizations.
This documentary tracked such a philanthropic organization in Beijing and recorded the daily life of the two mentally disabled main characters. With extraordinary patience and love from the staff of the organization, can this special group of people enjoy basic human rights and strive to live independently?
Read our blog post to see reviews about issues reflected by this film from local audience.
1 hour 14 minutes* | English & Simplified Chinese subtitles | HD (1920×1080)
China | 2020
Director: Jiang Nengjie
Production Company: MianHuaSha Film Studio
*52-minute version is available for institutional use.
“The theme of this documentary is very moving, and it truly enters the lives of people with mental disability and autism. It doesn’t look down nor look on, and many shots even show the recorder’s concern for these people.”
Yi Shu, Douban reviewer
“It establishes a rigorous and powerful structure, focusing on problem-solving so that the audience can see a benign dynamic process.”
Fa Wai Zhi Tu, Douban reviewer
Reasons for Recommendation
1. We Will Have Everything has the rating of 7.9 on Douban (Chinese version of IMDB).
2. This documentary explores the respect and return of power to the disadvantaged groups, and makes people think about how to help those with mental disability so that they can take care of themselves as much as possible.
3. The director abandoned the sensational “eye-catching” shooting method, but focused on the matter itself to restore the warmth of life and long-lost simple happiness.
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