Video: Chinese Films: Why so Unique?

A National Geographic documentary on the Chinese film industry has been made available via YouTube. The doc deals with China’s usual mainstream suspects–Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, et al–but also introduces a few underground filmmakers whose works deal with real life topics at the bottom of China’s socio-economic scale and are kept out of cinemas by the country’s cultural censors.

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