Guanglin is a blind boy from a poor single-parent family in China. His prospects would typically be severely limited, but he is also very gifted at the game of GO and gains fame as a prodigy.
This captivating documentary follows him as he navigates his way through the pressure of developing his talents, dealing with his troubled past, and the relationship with a father who is pushing him hard to succeed.
What are the true motives of all those helping the boy, and will Guanglin manage to become a professional GO player?
2021 DOC NYC - International Competition
2022 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
2022 Florida Film Festival - Short List
2022 Thin Line Festival - Special Recognition Awards (Family Portrait)
2022 WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival (Award Winner)
2022 Flicker’s Rhode Island International Film Festival
2022 Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
About the filmmaker
Yunhong Pu is a director, editor, cinematographer, and producer based in New York City. Born and raised in China, she received her MFA in Social Documentary Film from SVA in 2019. “Go Through the Dark” is her first feature documentary.