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Beijing Punk -- When the Olympics came to China the world spotlight turned to a country synonymous with human rights abuse and by any measure a totalitarian police state. But under the surface is a growing movement of punks and misfits, the irony of which is not lost on the filmmakers.
Beijing Punk -- What happens when 1.3 billion Chinese discover punk?  Beijing Punk is a feature length, English language documentary that is an exploration of the hidden world of rebels and misfits a scratch under the surface of conformist China.


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23 October 2012 (USA) See more »
What happens when 1.3 billion Chinese discover punk?
A film crew follows underground punks through Communist China in the year of the Olympics. | Add synopsis »
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Liu Bao ... Liu Bao
Xu Bo ... Xu Bo
Nevin Domer ... Nevin
Shi Xu Dong ... Shi Xu Dong
Brian Hardgroove ... Hardgroove
Shaun Jefford ... Shaun (as Shaun M. Jefford)
Lei Jun ... Lei Jun
Alexandre Kyriakidis ... Alex
Johnathan Leijonhufvud ... Johnathan
Zhenxing Liu ... Liu Liu
Sun Ya Lun ... Sun Ya Lun
Micky ... Micky
Zhang Ning ... Zhang Ning
Mark Oi ... Mark Oi
Miss Pei ... Miss Pie
Li Hui Peng ... Li Hui Peng
Du Shei ... Du Shei
Du Shuai ... Du Shuai
Yang Hai Song ... Yang
Vivlei Wang ... Vivlei
Guo Yang ... Guo Yang
Li Yang ... Spike
Ma Yue ... Ma Yue

Directed by
Shaun Jefford  (as Shaun M. Jefford)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shaun Jefford  (as Shaun M. Jefford)

Produced by
Shaun Jefford .... producer (as Shaun M. Jefford)
Mike Kramer .... producer
Tom Lanni .... associate producer
Alex Scollay .... producer
Johanna Steinmann .... associate producer
Dominic Stone .... consulting producer
Paul Turner .... executive producer
Paul Turner .... producer
Paul Zagoridis .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Alexandre Kyriakidis 
Film Editing by
Shaun Jefford  (as Shaun M. Jefford)
Alex Meillier 
Tanya Meillier (co-editor)
Production Management
Tanya Meillier .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Sean O'Sullivan .... lead graphic artist
Visual Effects by
Neil Huxley .... title designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Brunton .... camera operator
Shaun Jefford .... camera operator (as Shaun M. Jefford)
Matthew Neiderhauser .... still photographer
Mark Oi .... still photographer
Wang Yang .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Zach Tow .... trailer/teaser editor
Other crew
Eva O'Sullivan .... lead translator
Maeva Caron .... special thanks
Benjamin Collignon .... special thanks
Michael Collins .... the producers wish to thank
Alexis Kovalenko .... the producers wish to thank
Alex Meillier .... very special thanks
Tanya Meillier .... thanks
Christopher Yahng .... thanks

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85 min | USA:73 min
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Much Respect, 19 June 2009
Author: truaxjames-1 from United States

I went away from watching Beijing Punk with a thorough respect for China's punk scene, which wasn't what I expected when I came across the title. Actually, I didn't know what to expect at all, but what better grounds to adopt a punk rock philosophy than growing up under a Communist rule? The bands there, punk bands, are original, and, well, great. This was just a refreshing documentary on a punk scene... I sense the makings of a classic underground, cult, or even mainstream film here. Anyway, I'm thinking back to the first Decline of Western Civilization documentary, going, this competes. Of course, the footage and sound is better, its years later, but one has more of a respect level for these true to life characters, based on their circumstances for adopting the punk rock philosophy, if there is one.

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