Every Treasure Tells a Story
Keywords: Cultural heritage, History
Length: 5 min, 100 episodes
Release Date: January 1, 2018
Produced by: CCTV, State Administration of Cultural Heritage
Chief Director: Xu Huan
Synopsis: The documentary Every Treasure Tells a Story reveals the connotations and stories of the precious cultural relics collected by state-owned museums. It is presented in a relaxing and lively style. There are 100 episodes in total, and each five-minute episode gives an introduction to a historical relic. The documentary provides an opportunity for audience to learn about the stories behind those cultural treasures. It has become a new "online celebrity" and gained popularity among young people.
The Great Shokunin 3
Keywords: Craftsmanship, Art
Length: 20 min, 12 episodes
Release Date: January 18, 2018
Produced by: Cicada Modern, Youku
Chief Director: Li Zhenya
Synopsis: The Great Shokunin presents the superb craftsmanship in various art fields, which inspires modern people and gives them inner peace. In the third season, the documentary focuses on the topic of “master and pupil”. It introduces twelve beautiful masterpieces made by talented craftsmen, and explores how they pass down their technique and spirit with the “hand to hand” teaching method. From the stories of those masters and pupils, the audience will know about the life philosophy of these craftsmen and the legends that happen among them.
Lady of the Harbour
Keywords: Refugees, Overseas Chinese
Length: 87 min
Release Date: November 19, 2017
Produced by: Zhao Jia, Muyi Film
Director: Sean Wang
Synopsis: This is a refreshing documentary about a Chinese community involved in helping immigrants. Suzanna Chen, a gutsy Chinese woman, arrived in Greece in the early 1990s, who encountered many hardships during the illegal crossing of borders, but was helped with unexpected generosity. Now, after 30 years of living in Greece, she leads a group of Chinese volunteers to help refugees – they help navigate incoming boats, distribute blankets and dry clothing, and cook rice for the new arrivals. It is her way to express thanks to her second home, and to improve the Greeks’ perception of China.
Keywords: Family, Countryside
Length: 101 min
Release Date: November 22, 2017
Produced by: Lin Lin
Director: Xiao Xiao
Synopsis: Turtle Rock is a tiny mountain village of seven households with uncontaminated natural beauty. The camera focuses on the life of a family, and records their daily life as they chop spices or firewood, carry huge trunks of bamboo on their shoulders or unhurriedly make an iron pipe from an old tube—here, everything is recycled. But grandma, her son and grandson, being isolated from the modern world, are experiencing evolving dilemmas and struggles.
The Tale Of Chinese Medicine
Keywords: Traditional Chinese medicine
Length: 40 min, 10 episodes
Release Date: May 20, 2016
Produced by: Shanghai Mediadoing Co., Ltd
Chief Director: Gan Chao, Zheng Bo
Synopsis: The Tale of Chinese Medicine, the first documentary series for traditional Chinese medical culture, is an exquisite documentary illuminating the mysterious medical heritage. By exploring authentic Chinese medicine, recording herbal processing skills and introducing medicinal principles, it expounds the profound culture behind traditional Chinese medicine. It leads readers deep into the splendid world of traditional Chinese medicine.