Thanks to Matthew Flanagan for telling us about this film.
Very impressed with this documentary, especially the dramatic negotiations for the right price/pay. I think what makes COAL MONEY different from other recent Chinese films I saw is that it deals with a hard life which is not connected with illegal activities, unlike FEAST OF VILLAINS (2008, Pan Jianlin), LITTLE MOTH (2008, Tao Peng), or BLIND SHAFT (2003, Li Yang), though all of these films makes me feel sad about how money rules our lives nowadays.
HARD-WORKING LIFE FILM SET
2.COMEDIAN STORY (1999, Pawit Mongkonprasit, Thailand, 25 min)
3.EVOLUTION OF A FILIPINO FAMILY (2004, Lav Diaz, Philippines)
4.THE HOUSEWIFE’S FLOWER (1999, Dominik Wessely, Germany, documentary)
5. IMPORT/EXPORT (Ulrich Seidl, Austria)
6.IT’S WINTER (2006, Rafi Pitts, Iran)
7.A LIFE WITH SLATE (2006, Dipesh Kharel, Nepal, documentary)
8.LITTLE MEN (2003, Nariman Turebayev, Kazakhstan)
9. WILL IT SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS? (1996, Sandrine Veysset, France)