Yumen (Film)

John Paul Sniadecki (Cinematographer)

Research output: Non-textual formDocumentary/Film/TV


Set in the quasi-ghost town of Yumen that once thrived with oil production in China's arid northwest, YUMEN is a haunting, fragmented tale of hungry souls, restless youth, a wandering artist and a lonely woman, all searching for human connection and a collective past among the town's crumbling landscape. Distributed by Cinema Guild.

Selected Screenings:
Berlin International Film Festival
Museum of Modern Art “Modern Mondays” series
Whitney Bieannale (invited artist)
Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival (winner: “Best Asian Experimental Film” award and “Best Chinese Film” award)
Beijing Independent Film Festival (“Best Experimental Film” award),
FICUNAM (“Special Mention” Jury Award)
Split Film Festival (“Special Jury Prize” Award),
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Torino International Film Festival
Film Anthology Archives
Indie Lisboa
Festival dei Popoli
Hamburg Dokwoche
Punto de Vista Documentary Film Festival
Lima International Film Festival
China Independent Film Festival
Original languageEnglish (US)
Media of outputFilm
Size65 min
StatePublished - 2013


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