Archive for May, 2008

China Series

Friday, May 30th, 2008

A series of films I’ve just made in collaboration with Chinese documentary directors premiered on Al Jazeera English People & Power and now available for distribution – please get in touch if of interest (full details) 2 feature length documentaries Red Guards: Cultural Revolution Part II The Journey down the Yangtze 4 films in collaboration [...]

Journey down the Yangtze

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Putting the Tibetan Uprising in context we take the pulse of the nation from China’s main artery to witness how the nation is fragmenting, and why rebellions, backed by an emerging civil society, are breaking out in both the cities and the countryside. Part 1 of 4 below: (More details)

The New Red Guards: Cultural Revolution Part II

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Punks to Pop Idols, authors to artists, comedians to gay icons – this is the new Cultural Revolution that’s ripping into the fabric of Chinese identity. Part 1 below: (More details and Part 2)

On The Coal Face

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Authored by a former Policeman from China’s coal country, this film offers a rare and harrowing insight into the lives of miners working the most dangerous mines in the world. (More details)

The Running Preacher (Religion on the Run)

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Religious expression is explored through the life of an evangelical Christian preacher on the run from the authorities as he continues to practice his faith, preach against the Party and convert non-believers. (more details)

The Class of 2008

Friday, May 30th, 2008

24 hours in the lives of 3 of the 6million students graduating this year – 3 students, from 3 different social classes, with 3 very different aspirations for their own and their country’s future. (More details)

Da Zhai: Living Propaganda

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Run by the Iron Lady, Da Zhai was once Mao’s favourite village, and is now rated as the No.2 village in China – this is what the Communist Party want you to see – a piece of living, working propaganda. (More details)

Living with the Mek Responses

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Sorry I’ve been offline for so long… been making an investigative series in China, then in Southern Africa and now in South East Asia. Never seem to stop. Ug! I cant quite believe how many people have written to Mark and I about the Mek series! I am completely bowled over and certainly not use [...]