Wang Bing, 38 years old, was born in Shaanxi (China).
He studies cinema at the Beijing Film Academy. He is both director, producer, photographer and cameraman. From 1999 to 2003, he directs and self-produces a documentary trilogy West of the Tracks. This nine-hour film on the dismantling of a gigantic industrial complex in China is a major work, shot with a DV camera. In 2002, the first version, running 5 hours, is screened at the Berlin Forum and receives the Grand Prix at the Lisbon Documentary Festival. In 2003, the final 9-hour version is screened at the Rotterdam Festival and is awarded the Grand Prix from the Montreal Festival Documentary Jury. From 2004 to 2005, he undertakes writing his second feature film Black Iron Days, over four and a half months at the Residence of the Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival).