Trash Village


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Director: Zou Xueping

Year 2013

Length 82′

Screenplay:Zou Xueping


Editing Zou Xueping

Subtitle Chinese & English

Genre Documentary



“This is the fourth film in my Zoujiacun series within the Folk Memory Project. In 2013, I came back to my village and faced the trash all over the village. The children and I tried to improve the environment of our village. This was a tough fight against the trash and ideas of villagers. I felt like that the trash was in my heart. The 95-year-old grandma Sha and her 49-year-old son Xizhu, their lonely solitary life is also in this film. This film is about the progress that I fight with myself.”.



Bio-filmography of Director

Zou Xueping was born in Bingzhou City, Shandong Province, in 1985. In 2009 she graduated from the Department of New Media at the China Fine Arts Academy. She is currently a resident artist at Wu Wenguang’s Caochangdi (CCD) Workshop in Beijing. She has completed a documentary series centered on her village, including Mom (2008), The Starving Village (2010), Satiated Village (2011) which won an “Award of Excellence” at Beijing Independent Film Festival 2012, Children’s Village (2012) and Trash Village (2013).