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Huoluonguo Village Saving the Grassland

Director: Yi Qing.
Documentary on Huoluonguo Village which is a small Tibetan village 4000m above sea level. It tells how a small Tibetan minority has struggled to keep themselves alive by conserving their grassland and elevating their livelihood and food supply while being so remotely separated from the outside world.

Dragon Swallows at Reykjavik

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    SEE INTERVIEW WITH DIRK SIMON HERE: http://www.fest21.com/en/blog/vanessa_mcmahon/when_the_dragon_swallowed_the_sun     REYKJAVIK RIFF PRESS RELEASE BELOW: DRAGON SWALLOWS MOVIE: CHINA PUSHES ICELAND TO SUPPRESS TIBET FILM China puts pressure on Iceland to suppress the documentary “When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun” at the International Reykjavik Film Festival, which opened this Thursday.   The f...

Un Certain Regard: I wish I knew of Jia Zhangke

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Synopsis: Shanghai, a fast-changing metropolis, a port city where people come and go. Shanghai has hosted all kinds of people – revolutionaries, capitalists, politicians, soldiers, artists, and gangsters. Shanghai has also hosted revolutions, assassinations, love stories. After the Chinese Communists’ victory in 1949, thousands of Shanghaiers left for Hong Kong and Taiwan. To leave meant being separated from home for thirty years; to stay meant suffering through the Cultural Revo...

Chongqing Blues by Wang Xiaoshuai

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  Synopsis: Captain Lin at his return from a 6 months voyage is told that his 25-year-old son Lin Bo was gunned down by the police. He wants to know what happened but he hardly knew his own son because he left years ago. Thus he starts a journey back to a city he once lived, a journey of paternal exploration and confession. Extract: ...

Macau International Film Festival Press Conference

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The Press Conference took place in Beijing, October 10th, 3pm In presence of Mr Long Yukiang Chairman of the China International Cultural Communication Center and mr Zhang Zongyin, Vice-Chairman, Mr Dai Shugao, Vice-Chairman, Mr Xu Chao Ping, Président of Movie Television Media Association of Macau and chairman of the Macau International  Film Festivals presented the first official Macau Film Festival . The festival is to be held from December 26 2009 to January 2nd  2010. ...

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Beijing Screenings

Beijing Screenings is China's new movie showcase for distributor, organized by China Film Group, which promote chinese cinema to international buyers.

ILLEGAL BEING

Director: Liu Zhihai.
Background: The Chinese government implemented family planning from 1970s,and the ‘illegal resident’ was one result of this policy – the person who cannot get his /her household registry with normal process by the relevant organization, such as the bastard, extra birth or who miss the household registry due to other reasons. In China, people will lose their legal identity and right of citizen if they don’t get their household registry, For example, they cannot go to school, marry or find a legal job. In addition, they cannot get a death certificate after pass away. Therefore, the offspring of ‘illegal resident’ are ‘illegal resident’ forever. Outline: A Jiao was pregnant with the child of her and Weiqiang, a local man, although they had not got married. Unfortunately, one day Weiqiang died in an accident, and then their daughter A Qing was born. Because A Jiao and Weiqiang were not married, A Qing, as an illegal bastard, can not register household and become an ‘illegal resident’. In order to let A Qing could go to school like other children, A Jiao tried many ways to solve her household registry. However, all the replies were same, A Qing cannot register household just because her mother didn’t got the marriage certificate. With a strong desire to let A Qing could have a normal life, at last A Jiao married a local simpleton under the suggestion of the Police Station superintendent just to get a marriage certificate which can use to solve A Qing’s household registry.

WTO Releases Panel Report on China Market Access Case

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Independent Film & Television Alliance Comments on ReportThe Independent Film and Television Alliance applauds the tenacious efforts of the United States Trade Representative Office in bringing about a successful result for the motion picture, sound recording and book publishing industries in the market access case against the People’s Republic of China as outlined in the Panel Report issued today by the World Trade Organization Secretariat. “The Report issued today is important progress in ...

Silard China Tour CD 2.3 Million Sold

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Video Art Beijing Prounly Introduce Silard China Tour CD at 2.3 million mark. The Voice of Love from the movie ' The Street's of Beijing "   ...

Alan Ladd Jr. Honored At Montreal World FF

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Montreal Online Dailies EditorFriday, August 22-------Academy Award-winning producer Alan Ladd, Jr. was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Montreal Film Festival opening night ceremony last night. In addition to receiving the coveted prize from Festival Director Serge Losique, the Festival is screening four films associated with Ladd during his careers at 20th Century Fox and MGM/UA.  Ladd will present a special screening this evening of the Mel Brooks s...

Silard's Long Journey from China Tour DVD

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Silard Somorjay's Long Journey Live in Beijing just amazing.The speed and energy just one of kind.China Tour DVD coming soon.Long Journey is available to listen;http://www.myspace.com/silardsomorjaypiano...

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Focus on Chinese Documentaries

The dramatic economic growth amidst potent political struggles makes the People's Republic of China one of the most fascinating countries in the world today. Along with the growth of the Chinese film industry as a whole, documentaries from the country of almost 2 billion people have also become objects of fascination. Even more than the fiction films emerging from the former "Red China", non-fiction works portray the conflicts and opportunities as China emerges as one of the most powerful and i...

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