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Ripples by Benoit Lelievre and Chinese director Jin Huaqing: Synopsis and Stills

RIPPLES was co-directed by French director Benoit Lelievre and Chinese director Jin Huaqing. The filming team went deep into the international city Yiwu in southeastern China and recorded the daily lives of four Xinjiang women from a delicate perspective. In front of the objective and calm lens, the characters present a simple and true appearance, they could represent the truest voice from Xinjiang. The film was shot at a time where some countries were boycotting the cotton from China's Xinjiang. This had a huge impact on China, and on the lives of the four protagonists who were far from home. In the face of this incident, the four women expressed their incomprehension and even dissatisfaction to their families and foreign friends.

Prague, Czech Republic-On October 22, 2021, the Prague Film Festival Awards Ceremony was held online. The film RIPPLES won the Best  Documentary Short  Film and the  Audience Favorite Award, and was screened on the online platform of the Prague Film Festival, attracting a large audience, media and film curators. The film was tagged "a magnifying glass to see the real life in Xinjiang, China".

Then on October 25, 2021, the Amsterdam International Film Festival awarded RIPPLES the Grand Jury Prize.

Zuzana Dražilová, president of the Prague Film Festival, said: "RIPPLES is undoubtedly the biggest surprise of this year. The jury unanimously decided to award it the best short documentary, and the film also received The Audience Special Award. This film breaks cultural boundaries and prejudices and tells us the spiritual story of a magical place that we have never reached. As the film records, only by putting yourself in the place can you listen to the truest voice."


During the two film festivals, several European film festival curators invited the film to participate after watching RIPPLES. The film begins its film festivals journey, and will be screened online and onsite in many countries.