Asia Society at the Movies

Ning Hao Retrospective: My People, My Homeland — A Beijing Good Person

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My People, My Homeland is a 2020 Chinese anthology consisting of five comedic short films directed by acclaimed Chinese filmmakers including Ning Hao, Chen Sicheng, and Xu Zheng, among others. The hilarious and heartwarming stories take place in different parts of rural China in Beijing, Guizhou, Shaanxi, Hangzhou, and Shenyang, and depict how various characters explore what makes their communities unique.


The first short film in the anthology, A Beijing Good Person directed by Ning Hao, is a heartfelt and bittersweet story about a man, Zhang Beijing, helping his uncle to receive thyroid cancer treatment in Beijing. With no other options, Zhang ends up turning to identity fraud and has to fake his uncle’s medical insurance card. 


Join us for a weekend-long screening of A Beijing Good Person, followed by a conversation on July 19 at 8 p.m. New York time with director Ning Hao and Ellen R. Eliasoph, a veteran film executive and producer. The discussion will offer a closer look at Ning’s career, Chinese film, and more.


This film is presented as part of a Ning Hao retrospective, organized by Asia Society at the Movies. One of China’s most distinguished filmmakers, Ning Hao is a director, writer, and producer whose unique films depict the rapidly changing kaleidoscope of modern Chinese society.


This program is presented by Asia Society Museum,and Asia Society Southern California, as part of a new series titled Asia Society at the Movies. Asia Society at the Movies showcases a broad range of films and filmmakers from across Asia and the Asian diaspora.


This program is made possible by Dirty Monkey.


  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    30 minutes
  • Director
    Ning Hao