Monthly Digest of Chinese Documentaries | April, 2019

来源:AVTD China & CCTSS

作者:AVTD China & CCTSS


Hello, Beijing

Hello, 北京


Length: 90min

Release Date: 2019-4-19

Director: Jianying Wan

Produced by: UNI pictures Co.,Ltd

Synopsis: With the history of over 3000 years, Beijing is a charming city attracting people from every corner of the world. Millions of people choose to live and work here. Among them there are music producers from Germany, British aficionado of Chinese KungFu, students from Pakistan. Initially they just take it as a part of their journey, but Beijing becomes their second home where these people spend most of their life and it also witnesses their struggle and endeavor in life. 

Aerial China

航拍中国 第二季


Length: 50min, 7 episodes

Release Date: 2019-3-3

Director: Longbin Li

Produced by: China Media Group, CCTV Documentary International Media Co.,Ltd

Synopsis: In this season, this documentary records the nature, history and social development of seven Chinese provinces including Zhejiang, Sichuan, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangsu. Drones, earth orbit satellites and VR cameras are used to achieve special effects. It reflects the brilliant achievement of China’s economy, reveals the innovation based mode of development of the “The China Miracle”, and shows the extensive and profound Chinese cultures.

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge



Length: 70min

Release Date: 2019-5-1

Director: Dong Yan

Produced by: China Media Group, China Film Co.,Ltd, Guangdong Radio and Television station

Synopsis: The last tube E30 of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge is to be installed. This documentary records the details of construction work of this bridge since 2009. Every character in this documentary is lively and distinct, and reflects Chinese bridge builders’ spirit of self-reliance and arduous struggle.

Daughter of Shanghai



Length: 90min

Director: Michelle Chen

Produced by: Shanghai Seedling Film

Synopsis: Tsai Chin's role in "The Joy Luck Club" is groundbreaking and changes forever the portrayal of Asian Americans, especially women, in American culture. But this benchmark is not an easy or obvious one for Tsai Chin. It comes after a life filled with ups and downs, the peaks of fame and fortune and the lows of loneliness and anonymity. It tells the dramatic tale of Tsai Chin, one of the first Chinese actresses to break into the West. From celebrity to anonymity and back, Tsai Chin brings significant representations of Asians to mainstream-media.

All in My Family



Length: 40min

Release Date: 2019-2-11

Director: Hao Wu

Synopsis: All in My Family tells a heartfelt, cross-cultural autobiographical story of Chinese-born filmmaker Hao Wu, who creates a thoroughly modern LGBTQ family with his gay partner in the US, only to face the dilemma of how to introduce his partner and two children to his very traditional parents and relatives back in China - some of whom don't even know he's gay.