Doctors of Rural China |
Man's China |
Peking Symphony Orchestra |
from China |
Born in England, Felix
Greene first visited China
for the BBC. He travelled extensively,
often in remote areas to which
no Westerner had been for over
20 years. He returned with
what is the most complete professional
film coverage of China that
has been obtained by any Western
film-maker. These films form
a moving and human report of
a nation trying, with immense
effort and enthusiasm, to advance
into the modern world.
Film-maker Felix Greene travelled 15,000 miles by train,plane, jeep and even
camel to make this record of China. The film includes an interview with Chou
En-lai, as well as factory workers, doctors and commune leaders.
RAILWAY (1974, Colour)
Film-maker Felix Greene spent two months filming the construction of the remarkable
Tan-Zam Railway, built with the help of 14,000 Chinese workers.
MAN'S CHINA (1972,
Film-maker Felix Greene made his sixth visit to China in 1972 for a five month
period. He travelled extensively and returned with what is the most complete
professional film coverage of China that has been obtained by any Western film-maker.
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (1965,
Conductor Li Teh-Lun leads the Peking Symphony Orchestra through various pieces
including excerpts from Liszt's piano concerto No 2.
Film-maker Felix Greene examines the social changes effected since 1950 when
the Chinese Communist Army entered Tibet to re-establish control in what the
Chinese considered their rightful territory.
DOCTORS OF RURAL CHINA (1975
A fascinating glimpse at the Barefoot Doctor Service of China which dispenses
free medical care to farms and communes.
FROM CHINA (1966/7, Colour)
This film records many of the events which took place during the Cultural Revolution.
Many aspects of Chinese life are covered: the people's communes, the industrial
cities and their workers, and scenes of the young Red Guards journeying on foot
to bring their knowledge to the peasants living in the outlying regions of this
In addition to the titles listed
above, we have a wealth of material
on the Cultural Revolution and
the effects of Mao's rule. We also
have wonderful footage
of Mao addressing rallies and puffing on cigars, of ecstatic crowds; schoolgirls
waving their Little Red Books; fireworks, floats, a packed Tienemann Square,
and all the flamboyant paraphernalia that went with the public parades of
the 1960s. There is material too
on the people's communes, the industrial
and their workers, nurseries for the children of working mothers, and young
Red Guards journeying on foot to bring their message to the rural peasants.
We also have harrowing colour footage of a nuclear bomb test, in which animals
are used to examine the effects of the blast. Please e-mail, fax or phone
us if you have any specific requests
or queries about our Chinese holdings.