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Trailer for the documentary On the Bridge of Death and Life.

Every day, Chen Si rides his scooter around on a bridge over the Yangtze River trying to stop potential suicides. During the past 10 years, he has saved more than 200 desperate people, many of whom come from rural areas. Some of them talk with rare candor about the problems they thought they could no longer face. It’s striking that so many of them feel driven to distraction by abuses of power on the part of an employer or the government, making the immense pressure caused by unfettered economic expansion in China frighteningly palpable. As the camera follows him in his daily activities, Chen Si shares what he has learned about life and death; at least, when he’s not busy pulling someone – at times quite forcefully – back from the edge. At the same time, the film paints an intimate portrait of this volunteer. Because of his own turbulent life, he takes the victims’ stories so to heart that he can only lighten his mood with drink. Who will save Chen Si?


On the Bridge of Death and Life Trailer (2016) Screen Capture

Duration
2 min 59 sec

Views
108

Posted On
March 29, 2017
Director
Lola Jia Liu

Writer
Lola Jia Liu

Studio
Independent

Release
November 6, 2016
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
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