Zhao Rongjie

Zhao Rongjie is a Chinese painter, visual artist, and videographer who studied oil painting and copperplate engraving at Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. She lives in an ancient stone home in Dali, Yunnan Province, China.

Akha
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Akha

A full-length documentary set on the frontiers of China and Southeast Asia that offers an intimate, layered view into one of the region’s most marginalized and misunderstood ethnic groups.

Seeds & Seeds: Lisu
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Seeds & Seeds: Lisu

Episode 5 of an ethnographic docuseries from Yunnan Province where efforts to rewild the ancestral homelands of ethnic Lisu have forced communities to give up hunting and traditional agriculture and instead seek alternative means of survival.

Breathing 2020
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Breathing 2020

In early 2020, visual artist Zhao Rongjie cocooned herself in her home in the mountains of southwest China and raised 1,000 silkworms over two months, creating a series of videos, cocoon artworks, and silk embroidery as she underwent her own process of metamorphosis.

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