Filmmaker and producer Wang Bing
Wang Bing (born in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, based in China) is a filmmaker whose works are finely observed portraits of those on the margins of contemporary Chinese society. Wang first attracted attention with Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks, an epic nine-hour-long documentary undertaken over the course of four years, spotlighting those who were caught, carried along or abandoned by the unremitting tide of industrialisation. Wang has since built a portfolio of feature-length films spanning documentary and fiction, as well as video and photographic works. Wang does not attempt to impose narrative or moral frameworks onto his subjects, but rather follows an anthropological vein to create empathetic portraits of anonymous people. Wang received the Golden Leopard for his film Mrs. Fang at the Locarno Film Festival (2017) and was also awarded the EYE Art & Film Prize by the EYE Filmmuseum in 2018.