Waiting for the Sun

The story of China's abandoned children longing for their imprisoned parents.
Storyline

In China more people are on death row than the rest of the world combined. The children of the convicts are most often left alone, stigmatized and living in the streets. Some of the abandoned kids are picked up by an orphanage founded by a former prison guard that the children call Grandma Zhang. Here they learn to live a life without parents and prepare for a world outside where they have to prove the misconceptions.We learn to understand the climate and the political issues of the Chinese system through Grandma Zhang, but the main stories of loss, shame, and hope are told through the children.

Director

Kaspar Astrup Schröder

Genre

Documentary

Released

2017

Glumci

Runtime

1h 31min