The Last Lineage Opera in Zhouguan Village

The Last Lineage Opera in Zhouguan Village

In the summer of 2006, I went to Zhouguan, a Tunpu village in a multi-ethnic area of southwest China. Renowned for its performances of the Dixi exorcism operas, the village elders believe that they are descendants of ethnic Han military colonists in the early Ming Dynasty. When local businessmen and government officials began to take control of the staging of these plays, the elders told me that "authentic" performances were no longer possible.

Running Time
42 minutes
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Xun Xiong
Xun Xiong
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English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
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Comments about documentary «The Last Lineage Opera in Zhouguan Village» (17)

Patrick Mendoza avatar
Patrick Mendoza

I like Xun Xiong cinematic incarnation of the character so much! Highly recommended this movie!

Beverly Jimenez avatar
Beverly Jimenez

Nowadays there are a lot of Documentary movies, but this film is one of the best.

Gregory avatar

Believe me you will enjoy it! A must watch for Documentary fans

Emma R. avatar
Emma R.

One of the best movies I have ever seen. Written well, directed well and told well. Thank you for sharing this with the world.

Michelle N. avatar
Michelle N.

Exciting and a great movie.

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Jacqueline Cunningham

I thought it was good. I enjoyed it and it's a movie I'd watch again in the future.

Rebecca H. avatar
Rebecca H.

Obliviously awesome movie. One of my favorites movies of all time!

Wayne Ramos avatar
Wayne Ramos

A shining neon-glowing Documentary.

William avatar

Xun Xiong at his best! I would certainly recommend this film to anyone and it boasts an excellent soundtrack. Go see the film and go buy the soundtrack. They are too good to be missed.

Beverly M. avatar
Beverly M.

Great writing, great pacing, great story telling, and a perfect ending