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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 4 people found the following review useful.
Punk Great, 1 March 2010
Author: Jaa Lee Tony from Nice, France

This is not a documentary for everyone and many people will find a lot in it not real, and the reason is that this is a side of China no one knows about. So if you are under 16 you should not watch it and go back to school and study about China, it will only make your viewing pleasure better afterward. So Why am i so excited by it then: For the ones that want to see and listen to good music, provocative dialogs against the regime, sex, skinheads getting high, loads of excitement, swearing, beer drinking, savagery, friendships and lets not forget that all of this in one of the less free country's in the world. It is brutal and that what makes it one of the best docs ever made, because more than just a bunch of kids acting up and playing music, this film is really a cry for freedom.

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