A Second Child

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After an earthquake razed a Chinese city to the ground in 2008, more than 6000 families try to replace the children they lost in order to move on with their lives. “A Second Child” follows one of these families haunted by their painful past as they build towards a brighter tomorrow.

Director Fan Jian
Location China
Duration 28 min.
Genre Children / Social issue / Family
Air Date (JST) Mon., Apr. 8, 2019 *rerun
Mon., Feb. 11, 2019

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Fan Jian

Fan Jian


FAN Jian is a documentary director who focuses on Chinese social issues through character-driven storytelling. He is a Documentary branch member of the Academy. Jian has directed six feature-length documentary films, most recently “Still Tomorrow,” winner of a Special Jury Award at IDFA 2016. His other films include “My Land” (Berlinale 2016; supported by Sundance Documentary Fund) and “The Next Life” (IDFA 2011; Jury Prize at Guangzhou Documentary Film Festival 2011). His work has also screened in competition at Hot Docs, Full Frame, Sheffield, Busan, and dozens of other film festivals around the world. Jian studied at the famed Beijing Film Academy and is now based in Chongqing, China.


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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