Step Into the River

Lu and Wei are two young girls living in a village nestled on the banks of a river. As the one-child policy has led some families to drown baby girls, they both have a special relationship with this river, which looks like a cradle of tragic stories.

Director Biography

Weijia MA is an independent animation artist. She teaches at the University of Shanghai. The same river twice, her graduation film made at the Art Institute of Chicago, has won awards at numerous festivals, including the Hiroshima International Animation Festival, the Bucheon International Animation Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival.

Director

Weijia Ma

Country

France, China

Language

Chinese

Subtitles

English

Year

2020

Duration

15 min.

Ghosts of the Past

Friday, 3 September 11:00 - 12:22 / Kijkhuis 2
77 min.
Sunday, 5 September 14:10 - 15:32 / Kijkhuis 2
77 min.

Also in this session

1. Step Into the River
Weijia Ma, 15 min.
2. La lutte contre moi
Paul Nouhet, 24 min.
3. Navozande, the Musician
Reza Riahi, 15 min.
4. Have You Seen that Man?
Yotam Ben-David, 15 min.
5. Ce qui rĂ©sonne dans le silence
Marine Blin, 8 min.
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