Self-portrait: dreaming at km 47


 Self-portrait dreaming at 47 KM Zhang Mengqi

Director: Zhang Mengqi

Year 2013

Length 77′

Screenplay:Zhang Mengqi


Editing Zhang Mengqi


Shooting Format


Subtitle Chinese & English

Genre Documentary



This is the fourth film in my self-portrait series. I went back to the village named 47 km in 2013. My grandfather was critically ill, and I accompanied him like accompanied the death. The old people and their memories are like dead leaves. I got familiar with the children and we acted together to build a bookroom in village. Between the solitary old people and the naïve sunshine children, can I find my dream here?


Bio-filmography of Director

Zhang Mengqi was born in 1987. She graduated from the Dance Academy at the Minzu University of China in 2008. Since 2009, she has been a resident artist at CCD Workstation. Her four documentary films, Self-portrait with Three Women (2010), Self-Portrait: At 47 KM (2011), Self-portrait: Dancing at 47 KM (2012), and Self-Portrait: Dreaming at 47 KM (2013), complete her “self-portrait series”.