Private Project

Heart in Stone

This film is about a documented Tibetan’s life experiences as a Beijing drifter in the 20th Century. Dorje’s bright expectation for the future as well as the dramatic blow in reality made him hesitate and question his own decision.

  • Yang Wang
  • Yusi Zhang
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    1 hour 21 minutes
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    August 31, 2019
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    100,000 CNY
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Director Biography - Yang Wang

Yang Wang
Born in Shenyang, Liaoning in 1979
Graduated from the Department of Arts in the major of photography at LuXun Academy in the year 2002
Worked in documentaries and news related jobs in CCTV during the year 2002-2012
Living and working in Beijing as an freelancer since 2012

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Director Statement

It took 15 years in filming and making this film, I myself experienced a phase of rediscovering and re-recognition for this film about the content and theme. As for me, I think my life experiences and the changes of the revolution is what made this piece and it allowed me to have a chance to present you all a lively story.
Dorje longed for a turbulent and adventurous life, how far can people like him in this society go on with their life is questionable. Before the rise of the Internet, people aren’t as much assimilated as before, and as an individual, the diversity and complexity are also being presented in this film.