ABOUT THE FILM
Last Harvest follows the remarkable journey of Mr. and Mrs. Xu, an elderly Chinese farming couple, on a forced relocation by the government’s mammoth and controversial South-to-North Water Diversion Project. Lyrical and intimate, the film brings us into the life of two compelling peasants facing major disruption late in life. It offers a direct experience of the collision between traditional culture and modernization, through which we see the imminent extinction of Old China as New China emerges.
HUI WANG (a.k.a. Jane), a Chinese-Canadian filmmaker, is a graduate of the specialized Honors BA English program at York University. Her debut feature documentary Last Harvest is supported by the National Film Board of Canada, and won two awards at the 2015 Whistler Film Festival - World Documentary Award and AWFJ EDA Best Female-Directed Documentary Award.
PETER SHEPHERD sees documentary as an art form and social voice. For years a 'lay member' of DOC (Documentary Organization of Canada), Peter then became involved as an Associate Producer on two self-funded documentary projects: 'The Alley' (2008) by producer/director Philip Maglieri, and Hui Wang's 'Last Harvest' (2015)
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