Now Available to Stream: Dreaming Against the World

Watch the inspirational story of artist Mu Xin

The Moving Picture Institute-supported short documentary Dreaming Against the World is currently available to rent online. From Oscar-nominated filmmakers Francisco Bello and Timothy Sternberg, the thirty-five minute film is a harrowing tale of an artist named Mu Xin, who was wrongly imprisoned during China’s bloody Cultural Revolution. 

While in solitary confinement, Mu Xin risked his life to write and paint. His daily artistic meditations helped him survive circumstances that many others did not. 

After immigrating to New York in the early 1980s, Mu Xin continued his ink painting and calligraphy practice in obscurity for close to 20 years before being discovered at the age of 74 to great critical acclaim.

Filmed on location in China and New York, Dreaming Against the World reveals that Mu Xin was one of the most original and under-recognized contemporary Chinese artists of the past century. His artistic vision and integrity are an inspiration; he proves that oppression is no match for the power of the human spirit. Rent it today.