Living with Dead Hearts (In Production)

lwdh_tinyLiving with Dead Hearts is a documentary film about kidnapped children in China that’s currently in production.

Each year, as many as 70,000 ((according to some independent estimates)) children are kidnapped in China. They are not held for ransom; rather, they are sold. The lucky ones are sold into new families who raise them like adopted children; others are sold into slave labor, marriage, prostitution, and lives on the street. Most children who are kidnapped will never see their parents again.

Living with Dead Hearts follows several parents whose children have been kidnapped as they struggle to track down their kids and to make sense of what has happened to them. Along the way, the film also looks at the experience of kidnapping and growing up in a strange family from the child’s perspective and examines the lives of street children.

For more information on the film, please visit the official site. For more information about kidnapped children in China, please explore this new section of ChinaGeeks to find details, case studies, and more. We’ll be updating it with more information and perhaps new pages as time goes by, so please check back for updates.

The film is currently shooting and we’re raising money to cover production costs, primarily the costs of travel and post-production equipment so that we can begin editing the film this winter.

If you’re interested in making a donation you can do so using the button below, or by visiting the film’s official website. Visit the website to learn more about the rewards you can get for making a donation.



Thanks for your generosity!

For more information…

…check out the additional pages in this section.

  • Case Studies
  • Donation and FAQ
  • Xinxing Aid
  • Further Reading

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