This week, we bring you a documentary called “Asian Cinema Odyssey – China” which was screened on Discovery Channel (although others say it’s from National Geographic) . We can’t seem to find any other information about this documentary (so let us know if you do find any) which is almost like a Chinese Cinema 101 crash course.. It starts with a bit of history on how the Chinese film industry has arisen from the ashes of the Cultural Revolution, and goes on to talk about the rise of the 5th and 6th generation filmmakers, the struggle with censors, the new breed of underground directors and the globalisation of Chinese cinema. A great watch if you can set aside some time to load all the clips!
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Children of Blessing
The Unseen China
Brits Get Rich in China
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