Monthly Digest of Chinese Documentaries | May, 2019

来源:AVTD China & CCTSS

作者:AVTD China & CCTSS


Breakfast in China



Length: 5 min, 35 episodes

Release Date: 2019-04-22

Director: Shengzhi Wang

Produced by: Haixia TV of Fujian Media Group, Tencent video

Synopsis: Having breakfast is one of the happiest things in our daily life. Chinese breakfast eateries come in many forms. The modest range includes small street vendors, who have converted iron drums into ovens to bake sweet potatoes, or small stalls where deft cooks pull noodles and boil them in delicious broth, or small style cafes, open to the street that specialize in a few regional specialties. There are both mouthwatering delicacies and stories of their makers.

The Doctors



Length: 45 min, 10 episodes

Release Date: 2019-05-27

Director: Jianzhen Zhang

Produced by: National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China

Synopsis: It goes deep into different departments such as obstetrics and gynecology as well as emergency department of six 3A hospitals in China, focusing on medical staff groups with different positions, and makes a documentary shooting for a whole year. In the records, they show the Beginner’s mind and persistence of responsible doctors who revere life when facing disease, death and humanity.

Cat and Dog X-Bureau



Length: 40 min, 8 episodes

Release Date: 2019-05-22

Director: Benteng Ma

Synopsis: It aims to help pet owners investigate their pets' strange behaviors from a scientific perspective. In this way, it assists the owners and audiences to have a better understanding of their pets and improves the relationship between pets and their owners.

The Story of Eel



Length: 40 min, 8 episodes

Release Date: 2019-05-20

Director: Shuo Liu, Youming Fei

Produced by: CCTV 9

Synopsis: It tells the story of the mysterious life trajectory of the eel, and explores how it slowly but strongly changes the human physical ability and intelligence. In order to fully show the development of eel industry, the director team followed the Pearl river, the Minjiang river and the Yangtze river in China,even went to the United States and Japan, ,and filmed the first-hand information of eel growth and catching.

Dreams in the City



Length: 20 min, 8 episodes

Release Date: 2019-05-20

Produced by: Ningxia Funshi Media Co., Ltd

Synopsis: All the selected characters are typical ones who settle down and start a business in the small city of Yinchuan, and they have the common characteristics of choosing the career they love and redoubling their efforts regardless of returns. At the same time, the documentary will be presented as the excellent works of the 70th anniversary of the founding of People’s Republic of China.