Born in 1967 in Xi’an, a town of the Shaanxi province in central China, Wang Bing first studied photography in Shenyang, at the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, before taking cinema classes in Beijing, at the Cinema Institute (1995).

He debuted as an independent director in 1999 with his 9 hour epic documentary of industrial China: West of the Tracks (Tie Xi Qu). Nowadays, Wang Bing is often referred to as one of the foremost figures in documentary film-making.


Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France


'Til Madness Do Us Part (Feng Ai)
Venice International Film Festival 2013- out of competition
3 Continents Festival 2013 – Silver Montgolfière

Three sisters (San Zimei)
Venice International Film Festival 2012 – Orizzonti Prize
3 Continents Festival 2012 – Golden Montgolfière
Doc Lisboa Festival – Best Film Award
Fribourg International Film Festival – Best Film Award/ Don Quijote Award/ Grand Prix of the Jury

Alone – In the Yunnan mountains (Gudu)
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2012
Festival Black Movie – Jury Prize

The Ditch (Jia Bian Gou)
Venice International Film Festival 2010 – official selection
Toronto International Film Festival 2010 - official selection

Man with No Name
Doc Lisboa 2010
Lussas Documentary film festival 2010

Coal Money (Tong Dao)
Cinéma du Réel 2009

Crude Oil (Yuan You)
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2008
FID Marseille 2008

Fengming, a Chinese Memoir (He Fengming)
Festival de Cannes 2007
FID Marseille 2007 – International competition - Georges de Beauregard Prize
Toronto International Film Festival 2007 - official selection

Brutality Factory (Baoli Gongchang) : short in the anthology The State of the World
Festival de Cannes 2007 / Quinzaine des réalisateurs

West of the Tracks (Tie Xi Qu)
Montréal Film Festival 2004 - Grand Prix of the Jury – Documentary section
FID Marseille 2003 – Grand Prix
3 Continents Festival 2003 – Golden Montgolfière – Documentary section
Doc Lisboa 2002 - Grand Prix


Centre national des arts plastiques

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