Tag: China

A changing Chinese society
(Up the Mountain)

Up the Mountain is a portrait how the shedding of the old is making way for the new in today‘s China.

Cinematic portrait painting of today’s China
(Chinese Portrait)

Award-winning film director Wang Xiaoshuai returns to his home country, capturing an eclectic portrait of modern China.

The diaspora as a vantage point to modern China
(Diaspora’s Homeland)

From the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century more than 20 million people migrated out of China. Shelly Chan analyses the emergence of China as a nation state from the vantage point of the Chinese diaspora around the world.

On the road to war
(The coming war on China)

John Pilger’s documentary predicts a horrifying possibility: that China and the US are on the brink of war.

Snapshot of a Shattered Community
(Last Days In Shibati)

A final look at a dead way of life, Last Days in Shibati is a filmic record of a once thriving neighbourhood soon to be demolished to make way for development.

The grandmothers, sexual slavery and the apology
(The Apology)

They were born as humans, but were never allowed to live a normal human life

Death as dignity
(Children Are Not Afraid)

In 2015, four siblings aged between five and 13 allegedly committed suicide in a village in China's rural Guizhou province.

The van Goghs of China
(China’s Van Goghs)

Many China documentaries of the last decade have focused on the human cost of this nation becoming the world’s main manufacturer. Some portray the dramas behind long working hours and low wages on which people struggle to survive. Other films centre on China’s bizarre fascination for Western culture and their desire to emulate it.

They finally got him
(Ai Weiwei)

Some of the most gutsiest actions ever taken by an artist in a severely censored nation, is done by Ai Wei Wei.

ROTTERDAM 2012: Observing China

As documents in pure direct cinema, Willemien Sanders looks at Chinese docs shown at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
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