Eat Bitter: Online Film Screening and Meeting the Director Ningyi Sun

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Open Invitation

Our faculty member Mingqing Yuan invites to the online film screening and post-screening discussion with the director Ningyi Sun. The documentary is called Eat Bitter (2023) and is centered on Central Africa and China. It asks the age-old question of what we are prepared to sacrifice for a better tomorrow, without a promise that will ever arrive. The film has been listed in several documentary film festivals.

Screening Time

The screening time will take place next Monday (06.05.2024) at 14:00 (CET) online.


The zoom link for the film is

Meeting-ID: 635 6608 0911
Password: 228730

More about the Director

A film director, writer, and actor, Ningyi Sun is a grantee of Sundance,Hot Docs Blue Ice, Ford Foundation, IDFA Bertha Fund, and Chicken & Egg Pictures. With fluency in four languages and experience living among different communities and cultures on three continents, Ningyi is fascinated by stories about displacement, mobility, and feminism. Her first foray into filmmaking was the documentary feature ‘EatBitter,’ which follows a Chinese construction manager and a local sand laborer in their pursuit of happiness amidst civil war in the Central African Republic. ‘Eat Bitter’ premiered at CPH:DOX in 2023 and has been selected for over 40 world film festivals, including Oscar-qualified ones. It won the Best Cinematography award at the Social Impact Media Awards, the Best Documentary Feature at the Visioni dal MondoInternational DocumentaryFestival and received a “Special Mention” at the Encounters South African International DocumentaryFestival. Before diving into the filmmaking world, she worked for the United Nations peace operation in the Central African Republic. Ningyi holds a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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