While China's rise, and its immense challenges, commands world attention, less light has been shed upon the colossal problem of waste generated by a burgeoning population, expanding ... See full summary »
On May 12, 2008, a catastrophic earthquake hit Sichuan Province in rural China, killing nearly 70,000 people, including 10,000 children. In town after town, poorly constructed school ... See full summary »
Yu Hong leaves her home village and starts university in Beijing, where she develops a consuming and compulsive relationship with another student. The student riots from 1989 then ensue and take a toll on their lives.
Under the sun, the heavenly beauty of grasslands will soon be covered by the raging dust of mines. Facing the ashes and noises caused by heavy mining , the herdsmen have no choice but to ... See full summary »
Villagers in a remote district of central China take on a chemical company that is poisoning their water and air. For five years they fight to transform their environment and as they do, they find themselves transformed as well.
Jia Zhangke's short film for Greenpeace East Asia depicts the effects of air pollution in northeast China, a region frequently blanketed in dangerous levels of air pollution. 'Smog Journeys... See full summary »
Gao Jun, the child featured in "The Blood of Yingzhou District," does not speak a word until the closing minutes of the film. Little is known about him, not even his age. Yet this young AIDS orphan reveals his ferocious resolve to live while his extended family weighs whether or not to keep him. The documentary tells the story of traditional Chinese obligations of family and village colliding with terror of infection, and how these forces play out in the lives of children in the remote villages of Anhui. Framing the film is Gao Jun's search for a family to call his own.Written by
Well, I am here in China and I see a preview of the documentary on YouTube and I think that I feel ashamed to ignore the miserable fate of that infected kid. What is all my education these years about? Only exams.repeated exams In college, artificial situations make it impossible for me even to try to understand others and every day is spent doing my own business totally oblivious of what others' joy and sorrow.This is too terrible!In fact, this night when i got the plots of this documentary, i still feel it is very far away from me .So unreal. Maybe the State media will not publish the award of that great courageous director but any way I feel some relief in finding that those kids are not left behind by others like me. God be with them.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this