China, an Inviation (1979)

This was the very first travel film about China after the re-opening with the west. The film includes the first aerial shots of the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, The Shanghai Bund, The ... See full summary »

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Altman E. Robert

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This was the very first travel film about China after the re-opening with the west. The film includes the first aerial shots of the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, The Shanghai Bund, The Children's Palace, West Lake in Hangzhou and Silk Making in Suzhou. The Imperial Palace was never filmed before this for modern western audiences. Other locations include a commune village with only winter cabbage to eat; and thousands of bikes commuting in the morning past in the Imperial Palace in snow. Shot on 16mm; Sponsored by American Express. There are several performances by traditional theater groups and the Dancing Dragons at the Temple of the Sun in Beihai Park. The film was produced by Bob Altman, Chinese Marketing Communications and The China International Travel Service.

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Genres:

Documentary | Short

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Release Date:

1 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Color (Eastman Color)
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