Still Tomorrow

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A farmer from rural China with cerebral palsy is not a likely candidate for fame. But when Yu Xiuhua's poetry went viral online, she was suddenly touted for great success. Brutally visceral, her poetry is born from grappling with disability, a loveless marriage, and her relationship with China's eroding pastoral interior. This sympathetic doc lays bare the disjunction at the heart of Yu's life between physical circumstance and inner expression.

Director Fan Jian
Location China
Duration 28 min.
Genre Life / Culture / Family
Air Date (JST) Mon., Jan. 22, 2018 *rerun
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017

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Fan Jian

Fan Jian


Fan Jian is a Beijing-based documentary director with a focus on Chinese social issues and human interest. After graduation from Beijing Film Academy, he has made more than 5 feature documentary films, which has been selected into Berlinale, IDFA, BIFF, HKIFF and other film festivals.
His previous film The Next Life, a co-production with NHK & Al Jazeera, had won many awards in China. His latest work My Land got support from Sundance documentary fund and been selected into Panorama of Berlinale 2016.


2016 Still Tomorrow (Documentary)
2015 My land (Documentary)
2015 Manufacturing Romance (Documentary)
2011 The Next Life (Documentary)
2008 Taxi (Documentary)
2006 Dangcing in The City (Documentary)

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