Woman's Rehab

EN : My last documentary, "Woman's Rehab," tells the story of the women's district of Hangzhou City's Compulsory Detoxification Center from the fall of 2017 to the summer of 2018. There are still places in our city that are unknown to the outside world. The students here would receive a 1-2 year mandatory closed treatment and cannot get out of the 2nd floor because of taking drugs (ice, heroin, etc.). The women's area is one step. Both young and old need to accept the same collective life: eating, taking medicine, doing aerobics exercise, working in labor factory , receiving education... Thus, they gradually overcome the difficulties and obstacles through the process of day-to day drug rehabilitation.
The long-term shooting of the Compulsory Detoxification Center in Hangzhou is a life experience shared by me and drug addicts. I was shocked when I first entered this place: everyone has a similar hair style, and a dozen of people has to share a 20-square-meter bedroom where they had daily tasks like eating and drinking Lazar . People were treated inhumanely, let alone freedom.However,when I got to feel their life trajectory, listened to their stories about their marriage, children and work, I was touched. When facing the irrevocable mistake of "drug abuse", their self-reflection and discipline education in the process of drug rehabilitation gradually moved them closer to normal life and made them rehabilitate themselves. Several people was released during shooting and I really wanted to take pictures of the changes they have made after the drug rehabilitation.

FR : Le film raconte l’histoire des patientes d’un des centres de désintoxication de la ville de Hangzhou, de l’automne 2017 à l’été 2018. Les étudiantes sont placées dans ce centre à cause de la consommation de drogue (glace, héroïne, etc.). Elles y sont suivies pendant un ou deux ans. Sur cette durée, elles n'ont pas le droit de sortir. Jeunes et moins jeunes doivent accepter la même vie collective : manger, prendre des médicaments, faire de l’aérobic, se rendre à l’usine pour travailler, suivre des cours… Ainsi, jour après jour s’enchaînent souffrances, excuses, espoirs, attentes.

  • Jieyue YU
    Director
  • Jiayue YU
    Writer
  • Jiayue YU
    Producer
  • Jiayue YU
    Cameraman
  • Yu CHEN
    Executive Producer
  • Qianzi ZHOU
    Title design
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    女子戒毒楼
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Student
  • Genres:
    Women
  • Runtime:
    58 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 CNY
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China
  • Film Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
    SONY, A7S2
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • On the Road Online Film Festival
    Győr
    Hungary
    May 3, 2019
    Best “On The Road” Documentary film
  • DADASAHEB PHALKE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020 DADASAHEB PHALKE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020
    Mumbai
    India
    Official Selection
  • The Lift-Off Sessions The Lift-Off Sessions
    Iver
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • Inshort Film Festival 2019
    Lagos
    Nigeria
    Official Selection
  • intimalente/intimatelens film festival
    Caserta
    Italy
    April 12, 2019
    Finalist
  • MoziMotion
    Hilversum
    Netherlands
    Official Selection
  • Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF)
    Afula
    Israel
    Semi-Finalist
Director - Jieyue YU