Chinas Wild West

Chinas Wild West
    • “Visually compelling”.One World Int. Human Rights FF
    • “Austerely beautiful”.True/False Int. FF
    • “Mesmerising”.Full Frame Int. F
    NOMINATED: BEST SHORT FILM - Sundance Film Festival
    WINNER: BEST FILM - Anuu-Ru Aboro Int. FF


Xinjiang, in China’s remote western region, is home to a booming market in Jade, the semi-precious stone much prized by the Chinese. Local Muslim minority Uighur turn from farming to digging during the winter months to supplement their income. An observational, meditative documentary.


Sundance, Anuu-Ru Aboro, Full Frame, One World, Mecal, True/False, AFI Dallas, SilverDocs, Doxita, WatchDocs, Kassel, Cinemambiente, DocsDF, Document7, Saratov Suffering, Oldenburg, Ischia, Message To Man, CurtDoc, Rushes Soho, Dokufest, Bird’s Eye View


NFTS presents a Sterling Pictures production China’s Wild West Editor Maya Maffioli Composer Gareth Lockrane Sound by Gunnar Oskarsson Produced by Michael Riley Filmed and Directed by Urszula Pontikos.


Duration: 11 mins  Distrib: Indieflix Seattle (US)