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Shaolin Monk Painter

Life is a process of self-refining, and Yanda Shifu, the monk master in Shaolin Temple, perceives writing & painting as one approach to the process. With full admiration for previous monk painters throughout thousands years of Shaolin Temple’s history, Yanda tries to find his inner peace by painting just like his predecessors.


About the Filmmaker
Submitted by YANG Yumu

Graduated from Henan University in 2016 with a major in writing and directing, Yang Yumu is a post-90s director of Ergeng Film now. Back to the years in university, he shot a graduation short video titled “Voice over the other side” (《浮声》) that was nominated as the best drama short film award of 2016 Beijing International Student Film Festival. Yang was once served as a program director for “X-Change, the direction of youth” (《变形计-青春的方向》) of Hunan TV in 2014. Besides, he has directed “Take my parents to travel” (《带着爸妈去旅行》) of Jiangxi TV and planned “The amazing race” (《急速巡航》)of Shenzhen TV in 2015. In 2016, he served as a program director for “Travel with parents”.

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