Director Wang Hong Hai Present
In his film My Dream, director Wang Hong Hai pays tribute to the stunning works in dance and music performed internationally by the 84 members of the China Handicapped Performers' Troupe. During a one-year period, Wang and his production staff lived together with the members of the troupe, recording their daily lives, practice sessions and efforts the performers made to train their bodies. The troupe was founded in Beijing in 1987 by a group of 30 artists and includes performers who have hearing or sight impairments. The film covers their history, process and performances. My Dream is a combination of documentary and visual poetry that transcends the limits of language and geography. My Dream (2007, 110 minutes) was entered in the Cannes Film Festival and the 20th Tokyo International Film Festival. –China Insight
Wang Hong Hai is professor, Ph.D. supervisor and vice president of the Beijing Film Academy. His documentary Zen Military-Shaolin Kung Fu received a Jury Award at the 2009 Tokyo Film Festival.