Monthly Digest of Chinese Documentaries | October,2018

来源:AVTD China & CCTSS

作者:AVTD China & CCTSS



  Once upon a Bite


  Length: 50 min, 8 episodes

  Release Date: October 28, 2018

  Produced by: Tencent

  Director: Chen Xiaoqing

  Synopsis: Once upon a Bite tells stories of Chinese cuisines from a global perspective. It talks about the peculiarity of Chinese cuisines and their close connections with people in depth. The characters and spirits of Chinese nation are both reflected by changes and development of cuisines. It costs four years, of which each detail can take you into a totally fresh world of cuisines. Tips: this documentary should be watched after meals. Otherwise, you will definitely get hungry.


  In Life


  Length: 37 min, 3 episodes

  Release Date: September 13, 2018

  Produced by: Tencent, bilibili

  Director: Wu Haiying

  Synopsis: In some developed countries and regions, a set of mature system has formed in the area of hospice care. But in China, hospice care service is still in the initial stage. There is a long way to go. The documentary “In Life” uses the camera to record the beginning of this road as well as people’s efforts and attempts. It not only reflects death with pain, but also shows the humanistic care of contemporary Chinese society. It describes the open-mindedness, peace and profundity of patients in their last days. The care from family, medical staff and volunteers has been also recorded.


  We Are Young


  Length: 10 min, 16 episodes

  Release Date: September 21, 2018

  Produced by: Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation

  Director: Cao Haibin, Dai Bo, Gao Wei, Du Jun, Yu Wen, He Jia

  Synopsis: “We Are Young” is produced by the Documentary Creation Center of Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation. The documentary focuses on the ordinary people who have grown up with the policy of reform and opening-up, showing the hardships and efforts, glory and dreams of each individual behind the Chinese miracle. It pays tribute to the explorers and pioneers of all walks of life as well as the historical changes in the past 40 years since the reform and opening-up.


  At the Foot of the Tian Shan


  Length: 45 min, 5 episodes

  Release Date: July 2, 2018

  Produced by: State Council Information Office, CCTV

  Director: Zhu Yong, Chen Lei

  Synopsis: Xinjiang covers all the topographic features of China and is a place where multiple nationalities live together. The beauty of Xinjiang implies some basic concepts and wisdom of Chinese culture. At the Foot of the Tian Shan starts from the perspective of human beings and shows local people’s living situation and their emotions. Every story in the documentary will make people feel the simplest but moving power.


  Minds Wide Open


  Length: 67 min, 1 episode

  Release Date: September 12, 2018

  Produced by: TCCI

  Director: Chen Tianqiao, Adam Evans, Stephen Judge

  Synopsis: A documentary that shows how we can advance humanity by unlocking the secrets of the mind. When Chen Tianqiao and Chrissy first announced that they were focusing their philanthropic efforts on brain science, they were flooded with questions about their choice. They decided to create a short video to address these questions and quickly realized that they had enough exciting content for at least one documentary. They decided to create something that would excite the public about recent advances and show just how close we are to a number of significant breakthroughs.