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CHINA

Barefoot Doctors of Rural China |
China
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Freedom Railway
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One Man's China
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Peking Symphony Orchestra
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Report from China
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Tibet!
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OTHER MATERIAL

FELIX GREENE
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.
CHINA (1965, Colour)
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.
FREEDOM 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.

ONE MAN'S CHINA (1972, Colour)
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.

   

  

PEKING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (1965, B/W)
Conductor Li Teh-Lun leads the Peking Symphony Orchestra through various pieces including excerpts from Liszt's piano concerto No 2.
TIBET! (1976, Colour)
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.
  

BAREFOOT DOCTORS OF RURAL CHINA (1975 Clour)
A fascinating glimpse at the Barefoot Doctor Service of China which dispenses free medical care to farms and communes.

REPORT 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 vast country.

OTHER MATERIAL

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 cities 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.

 

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