The River in Me


Running through the history of the Chinese nation for centuries, the Yellow River still flows in the veins of its people. In stunning panoramic view of the river basin and close distance of human landscape, the camera follows the creative footprint of Su Yang, an influential contemporary musician devoted to preserving the folk song heritage by mixing in western Rock & Roll elements. His exchange with traditional artists of Qin Opera, shadow puppetry, Hua’er and Shaanbei storytelling shows how the music culture along the river inspires his artistic work – an ode of nostalgia, humanity and social satire, and a hymn for the future.

Genre: Documentary
Language: Mandarin
Length: 98 min
Country: China
Production Year: 2019



KE YONGQUAN – Born in 1988, Ke Yongquan is a director and a film editor graduated from the School of Journalism and Communication of Tsinghua University.

YANG ZHICHUN – Born in 1992, Yang Zhichun is pursuing his doctorate at the School of Journalism and Communication of Tsinghua University.

HE YUAN – Born in 1975, He Yuan is a director and an anthropologist. He has won prizes in various film festivals in Spain, France and Japan.

Cast & Crew

Cast :  Su Yang, LIU Shikai, MA Fengshan, WEI Zongfu, ZHANG Jinlai
Edited by: YU Xi, Karl RIEDL
Cinematography: ZHANG Hua, XUE Ming, WANG Heng
Produced by: LEI Jianjun, BAO Xiaogeng