Beyond the clouds [videorecording] / photographed, directed and produced by Phil Agland ; associate producer and translations, Charlotte Ashby ; WETA ; a River Films production for the National Geographic Society ; a coproduction in association with Channel Four Television and Canal+.
- Additional Titles:
- Title on videodiscs and containers: China : beyond the clouds and Added title in Chinese characters: Yun zhi nan
- [Washington, D.C.] : National Geographic Society, [2009?]
- Physical Description:
- 2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Lu, Lisa, Agland, Phil, Ashby, Charlotte, National Geographic Society (U.S.), River Films, Channel Four (Great Britain), Studio Canal+., and WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
- Language Note:
- Narration in English; Chinese dialogue, English subtitles.
- [pt. 1]. A small town in China. A sense of family -- [pt. 2]. For the sake of our children. To be remembered.
- Filmmaker Phil Agland reveals the everyday drama and passion of contemporary China, a country "steeped in tradition and wracked by change," by focussing on life in one small town. Interwoven throughout the four segments of this documentary are the stories of a gang fight, in which one boy is killed, and the subsequent police investigation; a hill country teacher who leaves his charges temporarily in the care of a substitute while he takes a course to improve his skills; and the work of Dr. Tang who practices acupuncture and treats people with problems such as rheumatism and migraines as well as cerebral palsy. Although the focus is on the situation of children and youth in a changing world, the film does not ignore other elements of the community--the elderly, the entrepreneurs, the leaders of the "Street Committee, " etc.--or the history and physical splendour surrounding this small town in China.
- Related Titles:
- Small town in China
Sense of family
For the sake of our children
To be remembered
- Participant/Performer Note:
- Narrated by Lisa Lu.
- Technical Details:
- Recorded DVD.
- Endowment Note:
- Paterno Libraries Endowment (Campus College Libraries)
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