Singing in the Wilderness

Singing in the Wilderness

World Premiere

After hiding in the mountains for a century, a Miao ethnic Christian choir is discovered by a propaganda official and becomes a national sensation. Two young Miaos and all the villagers must reconcile their faith, identity and love with the real world of China. An aching fable that captures the struggle of a community to maintain its own values while opening up to modernity, a film that raises questions for all of us who are caught in the dilemma of money and meaning, past and present, minority and majority nowadays.

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Direction: Dongnan Chen
Cinematography: Jisong Li, JK Huang
Editing: Dongnan Chen, Emelie Mahdavian
Sound: Dongnan Chen
Music: Chad Cannon
Production: Tail Bite Tail Films
Producers: Dongnan Chen, Violet Du Feng, Qi Zhao
Co-production: Fish + Bear Pictures, Zhao Qi Films
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: China
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 99΄
Contact: Yutian Feng

Dongnan Chen


2013 The Trail From Xinjiang (short)
2016 Sound of Vision (short)
2021 Singing in the Wilderness