AV FESTIVAL 14: WANG BING – INDUSTRIAL FILMS
Sat 1 March 2014 – Mon 31 March 2014

The Festival special focus on Wang Bing includes three UK premieres of his films Crude Oil, West of the Tracks and Man with No Name alongside regional premieres of The Ditch and Coal Money.

Wang Bing is a leading figure of the exciting documentary movement within Chinese cinema over the last decade. He is renowned for his epic documentaries, from the vast nine-hour panorama of a dying industrial factory town in West of the Tracks to Crude Oil’s real-time portrait of the working day of oil extraction workers.

His films offer profound meditations on history, industry and human suffering caused by the inexorable progress of modern China, forging a rare intimacy with everyday life.

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Wang Bing: Crude Oil

Sat 1 – Mon 31 March 2014

Stephenson Works

Wang Bing’s epic fourteen-hour film follows the long working day of crude oil extractors in China’s remote Qinghai province. This used to be the country’s poorest... more


Wang Bing: West of the Tracks Part I: Rust

Sat 1 March 2014, 1–5.15pm

Tyneside Cinema

Wang Bing’s three-part, nine-hour portrait of industrial decline is considered the most monumental achievement in the Chinese... more


Wang Bing: West of the Tracks Part II: Remnants

Sun 2 March 2014, 12–3pm

Tyneside Cinema

Wang Bing’s three-part, nine-hour portrait of industrial decline is considered the most monumental achievement in the Chinese... more


Wang Bing: West of the Tracks - Part III: Rails

Mon 3 March 2014, 5.45–8.15pm

Tyneside Cinema

Wang Bing’s three-part, nine-hour portrait of industrial decline is considered the most... more



Wang Bing: Coal Money

Tue 4 March 2014, 7.30pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

This short documentary follows a convoy of trucks on the coal road linking the Shanxi mines with the large port of Tianjin, in northern China. Along the route we... more


Wang Bing: Man with No Name

Tue 4 March 2014, 7.30pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Man with No Name is an intimate portrait of an anonymous man living in a deserted wasteland in an unnamed part of China. He lives in an underground... more


Wang Bing: The Ditch

Thu 27 March 2014, 6pm

Tyneside Cinema

The Ditch focuses on the suffering of thousands of Chinese deported for re-education in the Jiabiangou forced labour camp in the Gobi Desert between 1957 and... more