Dead Souls


Sat Jan 12, 2019 – Sun Jan 13, 2019

Partner Organization

Northwest Film Forum


Northwest Film Forum
Capitol Hill
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

** Co-presented with Yellow Fish Durational Performance Art Festival! Your ticket for this 8-hour film is valid for both days with in and out privileges. PLUS: Free popcorn refills for all! **

In Gansu Province, northwest China, lie the remains of countless prisoners abandoned in the Gobi Desert sixty years ago. Deemed “ultra-rightists” in the Communist Party’s Anti-Rightist campaign of 1957, they starved to death in the Jiabiangou and Mingshui reeducation camps.

Filmed from 2005 to 2017 and expanding on Wang’s Fengming (2007) and The Ditch (2010), the eight-hour epic Dead Souls 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.

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