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Home of Mephibosheth

Seek out children with disabilities who are abandoned and neglected, and embrace them with a home, a place of hope.

  • Li, Guang
    Director
  • Chen, Zhongshi
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 55 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 21, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    320,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    China, United States
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • 2018 51st Annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival
    Houston, Texas
    United States
    Platinum Remi Award
  • 2018 International Independent Film Awards

    United States
    Gold Winner 2018-Directing
  • 2018 International Independent Film Awards

    United States
    Gold Winner 2018-Documentary Feature
  • 2018 The IndieFEST Film Awards

    United States
    Award of Recognition-Christian, Documentary Feature, Women Filmmakers(Li Guang)
  • 2018 Docs Without Borders Film Festival

    United States
    Award of Excellence
  • 2019 7th Annual International Christian Film and Music Festival
    Orlando
    United States
    May 3, 2019
    Best Documentary - First Place
  • 2019 3rd Wales International Film Festival
    Wales
    United Kingdom
    Best Documentary Feature Film
Director Biography - Li, Guang

Director, Scriptwriter, Photographer
Education:
Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China, Master of Fine Arts, Film Directing, 2017
Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, B.A. Literature, 1999

Shortly after graduating from Beijing Normal University, Li Guang began to work for some of China’s top directors. Then she became Director Zhang Yimou’s assistant in the film Hero for her outstanding work on his earlier films Not One Less and Happy Times. Li Guang again worked as Assistant Director for the 2002 film Fly My Heart, which won Best Film award at the Lyons Film Festival in France. In 2002, she independently directed 99 Again, which was later awarded Best Short Film at the Annual Beijing Student Film Festival. It has also been screened at the 9th Hong Kong Short Film Festival. During 2003——2006, she became an Advertising Director and made a lot of Advertisements. Besides, she was the selected writer for the magazine Journey and travelled in many countries, e.g. Korea, Philippines, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Russia, Spain... Li Guang independently directed Search for Mermaid in Desert and the documentary film One and Six.

The Short Film Search for Mermaid in Desert
was selected as finalist for the Asian Short Film & Video Competition of the 10th International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul, Korea, 2008;
Best Foreign Language Dramatic Short Film at Southern Appalachian International Film Festival in USA, 2008;
was screened the Forth China Independent Film Festival, 2008.

The documentary film One and Six
was screened Yunnan Multi Culture Visual Festival 2009;
was part of the collection of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Director Statement

In the wild land of Shandong province of China, there exists a number of special children, they are with serious disabilities, deserted, rejected, even their very existence denied since birth. But they are surprisingly happy, even thriving, to help each other out of love, because of parents they share: Daddy Steve and Mommy Xinwei who strive to be salt and light, spread the love through their life.