The Chinese part of the six documentary film series Girls around the World

Director: Yingli Ma  

Genre: Documentary
Duration: 30 min. / 45 min.
Production Year: 2001
Master Format: DigiBeta
Audio:  Stereo
Distributor in Scandinavia: Kroma Productions Ltd.

“Nightgirl” presents the poignant story of Han Lin, a 17-year old girl prematurely made to enter into the workforce as a Go-Go dancer in order to help her family eek out a living in modern-day Peking. Born in the center of the metropolis, on the surface she is an ordinary girl from a traditional Chinese family. On closer inspection Han Lin is mature beyond her years and faces an enormous burden of responsability unfamiliar to most young women in the West. Original language Chinese.

Script and direction: Yingli Ma
Camera: Zeng Jan
Editing: Calle Overweg
Sound: Zheng Jiaqing
Research: Liu Peng
Producers: Pascale Schmidt, Brenda Parkerson, Marikki Hakola
Co – production: Kroma Productions Ltd. (Finland), Karaba Productions (France)
In association with: ZDF/3sat, YLE TV1, Euroarts Entertainment, AVEK
Production: Trafik Film 2001

Girls around the World
“Nightgirl” is one of the six part documentary series GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD. It is a collection of extraordinary documentaries on seventeen-year-old girls across the globe. Each focuses on one girl – her hopes and dreams,world and worldview. Directed by local women filmmakers in Peru, Pakistan, Benin, China, Germany and Finland, a mosaic emerges that not only depicts the great diversity in the lives of these girls, but also embodies the perspectives of an international roster of contemporary female film makers. Production: Trafik Film (Germany), Kroma Productions (Finland), Karaba Productions (France) In association with: ZDF/3sat, YLE TV1, Euroarts Entertainment, AVEK.