Zhang Mengqi is a Chinese documentary filmmaker and performer who has developed a series of Self-portraits in her father’s village, during a period of 11 years now, situated 47 kms from Suizhou city, a distance from which it carries its name. She first arrived to 47 km, as part of The Folk Memory Project, an ongoing participatory documentary project exploring the personal stories of villagers who lived during the Great Leap Famine in China’s countrysides during the Mao era. The project was founded in 2010 by filmmaker Wu Wenguang and choreographer Wen Hui, who asked young filmmakers to go back to villages they had relationship with, to collect the censored memory of the Great Famine in China. When Mengqi first arrived to her father’s village, she didn’t know that she was going to become part of 47 km. She has made nine films so far which unfolds as the development of her relationship with the village and the villagers along eleven years. Her film series bloomed at the same time that she had. She has recently built a Blue House, which is a creative point of encounter in the village where she currently lives. Her films has been shown in international documentary film festivals such as Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival and are preserved in the archival of The Folk Memory Project.