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The Blood of Yingzhou District

Directed by Ruby Yang
China, United States, 2006
Documentary, Short


A year in the life of children in the remote villages of Anhui Province, China, who have lost their parents to AIDS. Traditional obligations to family and village collide with terror of the disease.

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The Blood of Yingzhou District Directed by Ruby Yang

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2007 | Winner: Best Documentary, Short Subjects

International Documentary Association

2006 | Nominee: Pare Lorentz Award

What are people saying?

  • mpho3's rating of the film The Blood of Yingzhou District

    "With this film, Hong Kong native Yang shockingly details how the Chinese government ran blood banks - promising thousands of dirt poor local residents 50 Yuan in exchange for blood - with contaminated needles and other supplies. A large number of participants contracted AIDS and subsequently died, leaving behind a wave of orphans who became social outcasts." - Nathan Southern, Rovi (NY Times)

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