Registration is open for screenings of The Next Life and A Second Child at UoE

As part of the tour, Fan Jian, an award-winning independent filmmakers from China will present and discuss his films with audiences at the University of Edinburgh.

Director Fan Jian’s feature-length documentary, The Next Life (2011) and its short follow-up A Second Child (2019), follow a couple who lost their only daughter in the Great Sichuan Earthquake in 2008. Charting their lives for a decade, the film is an emotional tribute to the couple’s longing for another child. When they are blessed with a son, it serves only as a reminder of their loss. The films bring people’s attention to post-disaster mental health, which is as important as physical recovery. 

Ticketes are free and can be secured by booking from

The Next Life and A Second Child screen in partnership with the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh

11 Nov, 5:30 pm, The Next Life and A Second Chirld plus Q&A with filmmaker Fan Jian

Location: Screening room (G.04), 50 George Square, EH8 9JU


17:30: registration
18:00 – 19:30: Film Screening: The next life (2011)
19:30-20:00: drinks reception
20:00-20:30: Film Screening:  A second child (2019)
20:30-21:00: Q&A

Last modified: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:51:34 BST