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A LITTLE WISDOM

Documentary | 1h 32m | 2017

See the world through the eyes of five-year-old Tibetan novice monk Hopakuli and share in his joys and sorrows as he endures the rigors of monastic life. A Little Wisdom endeavors to tell a story of children who find happiness through a simple life and the power of imagination.

​Director Yuqi Kang
Produced by Yuqi Kang Maro Chermayeff  
Story Consultant
Alan Berliner
Editing Consultant E. Donna Shepherd
Producer Representative Sean Farnel
Cinematographers Yuqi Kang Paola Ochoa Amitabh Joshi
Co-producers Amitabh Joshi Riga Shakya  
Composer Martin Zaulich
Music Drukmo Gyal Dakini

Best Canadian Feature

HOTDOCS

2018

Best Feature Film

Nepal Film Festival

2019

Official Selection

SXSW

2018

Official Selection

Busan Film Festival 

2017

Grand Jury Prize

DOC NYC

2018

Best Cinematography

Golden Tree

2018

Official Competition

Karlovy Vary Film Festival

2018

Official Selection

Shanghai Film Festival 

2018

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7 BEATS PER MINUTE

Documentary | 1h 30m | 2023

As the vast blue ocean surface opens the film, from far below we look up through the calmness where sunbeams shine through. A feminine figure dives in. She tells us that freediving has existed for centuries. 7 BPM is an intimate and unyielding journey with female freediving champion, Jessea Lu, as she faces her biggest fear and attempts to dive over 100 meters on one single breath.

​Director Yuqi Kang
Produced by Ina Fichman Anita Lee  
Cinematographers Cecile Zhang Yuqi Kang
Co-producers Yuqi Kang  
Associate Producers Xi Cao
Executive Producers Dana Kalmey
Additional Cinematographers Scott Ruderman

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FRUIT IS RIPE

Documentary | 1h 20m | 2023

Fruit is Ripe takes us on a year-long journey of a group of first-generation Chinese immigrants’ joint effort to bring traditional Chinese produce from seed to plate in Calgary. Together, we will witness a community overcome adversity and hardships through the simple taste of food that reminds them of home.

​Director Yuqi Kang
Produced by Yuqi Kang Yiqian Zhang 
Cinematographers Scott Ruderman
 

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MAPLEMOTH

Drama | 1h 40m | 2024

Connie, a mentally troubled teenage international student, is kicked out by her host family on her 18th birthday. She joins a group of rural white teenagers who have recently moved from Quebec to a Jasper trailer site. In spite of their class and cultural backgrounds, Connie quickly befriends the group of three teenagers. Without any adult supervision, they are soon caught up in a lust-filled summer whirlwind of hard-partying and law-bending.

Writer/Directer Yuqi Kang