"Every Seventh Person" by Elke Groen and Ina Ivanceanu, poster, 2006
"Every Seventh Person" by Elke Groen and Ina Ivanceanu, 2006
"Every Seventh Person" by Elke Groen and Ina Ivanceanu, 2006

Every Seventh Person

A/Lux 2006
Documentary, 35 mm, Dolby SR
Length: 74 min.

Every seventh person in the world is a Chinese farmer. Between 2002 and 2005 the filmmakers Elke Groen and Ina Ivanceanu carried out numerous interviews in three Chinese villages documenting everyday life – without any censorship whatsoever. At the same time, the inhabitants of the villages shot their own short films about their surroundings, their hopes and their dreams – short films that have become part of "Every Seventh Person". The result is an exceptional documentary film that provides insight into life in China away from the urban and industrial centres – a life between socialism and market economy in which the villages become the testing grounds for democracy and self-determination.
Written and directed by: Elke Groen and Ina Ivanceanu
Camera: Elke Groen
Sound: Chang Pang, Carlo Thoss
Editing: Pia Dumont
Sound design: Dietmar Schipek
Interviews: Ping-Xiu Rehm, Zhao Liang, He Zhi Wie
Herstellungsleiter: Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Producers: Bady Minck, Virgil Widrich
Production: AMOUR FOU Luxembourg and Virgil Widrich Film in cooperation with AMOUR FOU Vienna
Supported by: European Commission/research project SUCCESS, Austrian Film Institute ORF, Film Fund Luxembourg


24. October 2006
The Vienna Film festival premieres "Every Seventh Person" by Ina Ivanceanu and Elke Groen. The film was produced by Amour Fou Film, Virgil Widrich Film- und Multimediaproduktions G.m.b.H. and Minotaurus Film sàrl (Luxembourg). 
24. July 2006
Test screening of "Every Seventh Person" in W3/Village Cinema, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 2A, 1030 Vienna, 24.7.2006 at 18:00.
29. November 2005
Rough cut acceptance of "Every Seventh Person".
01. July 2005
The shooting for "Every Seventh Person" (directed by Elke Groen and Ina Ivanceanu) continues in China and will be finished by the end of 2005.