In 2016, the last textile weaving factory from the communist era in North-West China was demolished. “Weaving” follows two textile worker families during the five year demolition process as they struggle to adapt to outside change while trying to keep their families intact. Where old and new social values collide, their story allows us to take a closer look inside China’s changing family dynamic in an increasingly materialistic and complex society.
Wang Yang is a filmmaker from Xi’an, China. He has directed three independent feature documentaries focusing on China’s social changes through the eyes of the younger generation. His previous documentary “China Gate” (2011) was selected to screen at film festivals such as Leipzig, DMZ, and Zagreb Dox.