"He was one of the few modern masters who truly mastered the three perfections of traditional Chinese painting: Brush, Painting, and Poetry."

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco


The Filmmaker

“Scoots faster than many people can run,” commented by the San Francisco Chronicle, Weimin Zhang is an award-winning filmmaker and professional cinematographer, one of China’s Sixth Generation filmmakers, and graduated from Beijing Film Academy in Cinematography. Since 1991, Weimin has worked on numerous award-winning feature films, documentaries, TV drama series in both China and the U.S.

In 1997, she came to the U.S. and earned two masters degrees in Film Production and Multimedia Design from Ohio University. The award-winning feature films that she worked as director of photography include: Grandfather Ge, The Homebound Crane and CEO. Nushu – The Secret Writing of Women in China won the best documentary film at 8th Torino International Women’s Film Festival, Italy in 1999.  Her feature documentary film, The House of Spirit has won numerous awards in international film festivals. In 2007, The Library of Congress (Asian Division) acquisitioned her interactive multimedia DVD-Rom,  Nushu – The Women’s Secret Writing for permanent preservation in its collection as a scholarly research project.

Today, she is an associate professor at San Francisco State University, teaching cinematography and documentary production. Currently, except working on the Chang Dai-chien film project, she has just finished a feature documentary film Missing Home, a story about Beijing Hutongs told through the close and personal experiences of a director raised in these disappearing neighborhoods, for detailed information please see http://hutongstory.com.