Monthly Digest of Chinese Documentaries ▏January, 2019

来源:AVTD China & CCTSS

作者:AVTD China & CCTSS



A Chinese University in War and Revolution


Length: 50 min, 5 episodes

Release Date: 2018-11-07

Director: Bei Xu

Produced by: China Central Newsreel & Documentary

Synopsis: It tells the historical story of the Southwest Associated University, which was jointly formed by Tsinghua University, Peking University and Nankai University. It shows and interprets the eternal charm and spiritual strength of the university. Having a delicate emotional expression, this documentary lets the audience follow the lens to recall the arduous and glorious history of this university in the moment of commemorating the 80th anniversary of the establishment of it.


Life Matters II


Length: 52 min, 10 episodes

Release Date: 2019-01-01

Director: Bo Qin, Shiguang Fan, Shuhao Xie

Produced by: Dragon Televison

Synopsis: This documentary tells specific and subtle medical stories. It shows the attitudes of Chinese people in the face of disease, and demonstrates the choices made by Chinese doctors in the face of difficulties. More importantly, it shows the light of human nature and the power which makes our society better. It lets us know that life may not be as good as we expect, but will not be as bad as we imagine either.


Red Notice


Length: 56 min, 5 episodes

Release Date: 2019-01-11

Director: Xiaoqing Wang

Produced by: CCTV

Synopsis: This documentary tells 15 stories of fugitive repatriation and asset recovery. It interviews more than 30 persons including foreign ministers, police chiefs and officials of international organizations to tell stories of catching the criminals on the Red Notice. It shows the determination of the Party Central Committee to strictly rule the Party.


Shanghai Police·Real Stories


Length: 50 min, 12 episodes 

Release Date: 2018-11-17

Director: Zheng Cai,Liang Chen

Produced by: Dragon Television

Synopsis: This is a documentary about the police in Shanghai. It truly records the front line of urban public security management. It focuses on the people's police around us, and shows their carefulness, patience and excellence during work through some cases. It lets us feel the temperature of Shanghai and builds a bridge between people and police to have a more harmonious relationship. This documentary tells 7-10 stories including social hotspots as the loss of minors and the absence of guardians, as well as some daily works of police like resolving neighborhood conflicts and family disputes.


A Bite of Shunde


Length: 50 min, 3 episodes

Release Date: 2016-04-30

Director: Shuo Liu, Youming Fei

Produced by: CCTV, FSTV

Synopsis:Shunde, located in the hinterland of the Pearl River Delta, is one of the important birthplaces of Cantonese cuisine. After thousands of years of inheritance and improvement, Shunde cuisine has formed a unique artistic style. In 2014, UNESCO awarded Shunde the title of “Food Capital of the World”. It’s the sixth city in the world to receive this honor. This documentary takes food as the starting point, and records the life about food of more than 30 Shunde locals and the wonderful stories of nearly 100 Shunde dishes. It shows the distinctive and rich regional cultural characteristics of Shunde.