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The Rift Between Black And White

There is four periods during a guide dog‘s life: adoption, training, working, retirement. In different times, they connect with different people and have diverse emotional relationship. The "protagonist" of the film, Jenny, is a star guide dog. According to the international practice, Jenny, who is about to retire, will return to the adoptive family in her childhood, and be taken care of by the human parents of the adoptive family. But Jenny's trainer and the blind woman Chen Yan it serves, both want to keep Jenny by their side. As a result, the three parties began a struggle for Jenny's pension right. And the blind woman, Chen Yan, who is well known in the blind circle, fell into a whirlpool of public opinion on the day Jenny retired.

  • Hei Wong
  • Hei Wong
  • Hang Liu
  • Yan Liu
  • Xin Hu
  • Janny
    Key Cast
    "guide dog"
  • Yan Chen
    Key Cast
    "the blind woman"
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  • Runtime:
    53 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    80,000 CNY
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 4K, Sony a7
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    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Hei Wong

Graduated from the college of Journalism and Communication in Hunan Normal University, majoring in journalism of radio and television.
Director of "The Traveler" documentary program in The Travel Channel.
Director and Editor:
Guide dog documentary "The Rift Between Black and White" (medium-length film)
Documentary series "Time of China", produced by CCTV.COM
Documentary series "The Pets Hospital"
Editor and Copywriter:
Documentary series "My Friend is Not a Human", produced by Chimelong Zoo
Micro-documentary series "City of Cats"
Documentary series "Once Upon A Time In Tashkurgan"

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Director Statement

The film revolves around the relationship between guide dog Jenny and her adoptive family, trainer and the blind woman.
Like other guide dogs, Jenny was raised as a puppy by a human adoptive family. The " adoptive parents" treat Jenny, who is so smart and sweet, like a baby. As an adult, she completes her education with her trainer at the training center. Jenny is the first guide dog trained by Mingyan Fu. Therefore, the story behind raising a guide dog is a mixture of love and severity. After graduating, Jenny served Chen Yan, a blind woman, for several years until Jenny retiring. During these ten years, three families grew up and lived together with Jenny. Each journey was irreplaceable. That's why it was so difficult to decide where Jenny would end up.
The service is the longest period of her life. During these eight years, Jenny's experience is a microcosm of the plight of the blind in China. And it has become the subject of "selective expression" by the media. In recent years, the public has changed from little knowledge of guide dogs to gradually accepting them in China. It is indispensable for the efforts of the blind who have guide dogs. When the scarce guide dogs become the focus of the media, the relationship between guide dogs and the blind began to have some subtle changes. At the same time, under the shooting of the media, both the image and the facts behind it built into a whole with overlap and difference. The "facts" is actually mixed with the "fictions" of others. And what we see is not what it is.