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Survival Song

Xiao li zi

Directed by Yu Guangyi
China, 2008


Mr and Mrs Han are an elderly couple, living in poverty in a woodland shack. Mr Han keeps the family alive by poaching in the woods. However, fate has a nasty shock in store – the government plan to repossess their land, in order to complete a giant new reservoir.

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Survival Song Directed by Yu Guangyi

Awards & Festivals

Dubai International Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Documentary (Muhr AsiaAfrica Special Jury Prize)


2009 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize