Zhang Yong

Zhang Yong is Director of The Center for African Film and Television Studies at Zhejiang Normal University. He received a Ph.D. in 2015 from the Beijing Film Academy, and was the first Chinese focusing on African Film Research area. Zhang has published over 20 scholarly papers in different academic journals and is the organizer of the China-Africa Film and Television Cooperation Forum. Films he has directed include: A Pigeon of Public Market, Finding Seattle, and Africans in Yiwu. He is the official film selector for First Youth Film Festival and Beijing International Film Festival.

Last Updated: October 9, 2017

New Documentary Portrays Nuanced View of Africans’ Experience Living in China

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
When filmmakers Zhang Yong, Hodan Abdi, and Fu Dong set out to make a new documentary on the African migrant experience in China, they were determined to ensure that their own voices and experiences came through in the story. Until now, most if not...