More updates on Wei Minzhi's current life 121607
Just found these links...
Of particular interest in this article that Minzhi has a twin sister:
"On a Saturday in 1998, a car pulled into the village of Shuiquan in the Heiben province of the People’s Republic of China. There was no school on Saturday, so 13 year-old Wei, Minzhi and her twin sister, Wei, Congzhi, were playing in the street with their friends."
And this article states that she's achieved part of her dream of becoming a director, and has already won an award. Hopefully someone could shed more light on directoral works and particularly the other films (assuming they are truly films and not just commercials) she's appeared in:
"The choir’s emcee — Wei Minzhi, a BYU-Hawaii freshman from China — has acted in six movies and directed two others. In 1998 Chinese director Zhang Yimou — who is famous for Not One Less, Hero, Raise the Red Lantern, The Story of Qui Ju, To Live and House of Flying Daggers — literally selected her off the streets and cast the 13-year-old in Not One Less, which won the Golden Lion Award at the 1999 Venice Film Festival. In 2005 Wei won Shanghai Oriental Satellite TV station’s “best director new star” prize. She previously studied playwright directing at the Xi’an International Studies University."
Absolutely heartwarming to read about her dreams being fulfilled!