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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D50932
Filmed in high-definition and highlighted by stunning aerial photography and computer-generated imagery, this two-part documentary examines the legacy of the Great Wall of China. Through lavish re-enactments, you'll learn about how the massive structure was constructed and the role it played in shaping Chinese history. 100 min. total. ... more
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SKU: D86222
Actor Ken Ogata travels the path of the legendary route connecting China to Europe. Taking the single railroad which follows the path of the Silk Road--which never enjoyed the construction of an international train route due to competing national interests--Ogata begins in China, proceeding through Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, ... more
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SKU: D31291
Over the course of the 20th century, China went from being an imperial nation to a democracy to the world's largest Communist country, a tumultuous history that is thoughtfully examined in this three-disc documentary series. Segments include "China in Revolution," "The Mao Years" and "Born Under the Red Flag." 6 hrs. total. Standard; ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D74593
Moving documentary follows a group of 14 American young people on a visit to China to unveil the Banner of Hope, a memorial to children killed in wars around the world. Michael Tucker hosts. 57 min. Soundtrack: English; featurettes.
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D76432
National Geographic presents this powerful documentary examining how cultural and economic factors in China lead to the country's preference for male offspring--resulting in thousands of neglected young girls. Join host Lisa Ling as she explores the gender gap and travels with American families desiring to adopt the unwanted children. ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D88491
The industrial revolution taking place in Beijing to prepare for the 2008 Olympics is the subject of this thought-provoking documentary. Xiaolu Guo's film depicts the massive construction projects enveloping the Chinese capital, and the profound social and economic impacts the creation of a "New China" will have on the poor and middle ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D92675
Emerging as the leader of China after the passing of Mao Zedong in 1976, Deng Xiaoping exerted tremendous influence on the country's evolution, maintaining a socialist government even as China moved towards more capitalist reforms. This fascinating profile chronicles Deng Xiaoping's rule and features segments on the Cultural Revolution, ... more
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SKU: D92263
Venetian explorer Marco Polo's 13th-century journey to the Middle Kingdom land of Yunnan was steeped in legend and mystery, but no more so than the magical destination still holds in the early 21st century. This program exploring the place known as Shangri-La reveals how China struggles to preserve its ancient culture and alluring beauty. ... more
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SKU: D99621
The capital city of China is explored in this entertaining travelogue. Experience the long and fascinating history of Beijing as you tour various points of interest while traditional Chinese songs play, including "The Shepherd and His Flute," "The Moon Over Guanshan," and "Song of the Tea-Pickers." 66 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D99622
Visit the famous port of Shanghai in a travelogue that combines beautiful location cinematography with a soundtrack of traditional Chinese music. While surveying the incredible sights of the international trading center, you'll hear "Moonlight Autumn Night by the Lake" and other melodious pieces. 66 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: ... more
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SKU: D99689
Tour the capital of Zhejiang Province in this luxurious travelogue combining beautiful cinematography with traditional Chinese music. In addition, you'll hear a Bach minuet gorgeously transposed for the Chinese dulcimer! 66 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo music score.
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SKU: D99690
Enjoy "Western Peace" as you visit one of the most amazing capitals of the East. This enjoyable travelogue takes you on an extensive tour of Xi'an, the Shaaanxi Province city that served as the capital of 13 dynasties. Behold the artistic display of the Terracotta Army inside the Qin Shi Huang Di mausoleum, and much more, as traditional ... more
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SKU: D99691
Translated as the "forest of sweet Osmanthus," Guilin is one of China's most beautiful destinations. This unique travelogue combines traditional Chinese music played on authentic instruments with images of the lakes, hillsides, and other aspects of the Guangxi Province city's unforgettable landscapes. 66 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); ... more
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SKU: D40782
Renowned for unifying China and commanding an army larger than that of Napoleon, Emperor Qin Shi Huang is profiled in this compelling documentary from the History Channel. In addition to a wealth of fascinating detail about Qin's rule, the program also chronicles the discovery of the 7,000 terracotta soldiers preserved inside his mausoleum ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D50933
Was Qin Shi Huang a tyrant, a visionary or both? That question is explored in this documentary that chronicles the life of China's first emperor. Through rare footage and dramatic re-creations, you'll see how Huang oversaw the creation of a city-sized mausoleum guarded by a terracotta army, and learn about the various reasons why his ... more
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SKU: D00999
Newsman Ted Koppel takes a close look at the economic relations between the United States and China in this series of intelligent, in-depth programs. The four-part series explores in detail how the communist nation has emerged as a 21st-century power and how its relationship to a democratic America presents an array of complex and daunting ... more
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SKU: D71857
A real-life story that's as amazing as any Hong Kong action film, this fascinating documentary introduces you to five monks, each a martial arts expert from the legendary Shaolin Temple in China's Henan province. Follow the men--two of whom set up schools in New York City, two in Houston, and one who moved to Las Vegas by way of Budapest--as ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D20642
Asian studies professor Lee Feigon has a few opinions about Mao Zedong and Maoism you may not have heard before. Quirky, irreverent, and challenging, this documentary revisits the politics and legacy of the revolutionary Chinese ruler, revealing that some aspects of Mao's radical Communist rule during the 1950s may have been more beneficial ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD 
SKU: D44680
This stunning four-part series takes an up-close, comprehensive look at China through the eyes of its own people, from the structure and powers of their government to the roles played by women, to their struggles with environmental problems and human rights issues. Programs include "Power and the People," "The Women," "Shifting Nature," ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Closed Captioned:Yes |Format: DVD 
SKU: D44683
Who was the young man who confronted, alone, a column of Chinese tanks in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 5, 1989? What happened to "the unknown rebel" after he stood his ground on the Avenue of Eternal Peace during a pro-democracy rally, only to be pulled into the crowd by concerned onlookers shortly afterward, vanishing into obscurity? ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Fullscreen
SKU: D92791
Enter the mysterious world of an actual Shaolin temple with this engaging documentary. The film explores the training of "little warrior monks," children aged 6 to 12, who live in the isolated cloister and study the most exclusive form of martial arts. 45 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Chinese; Subtitles: English. In Chinese with English ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:Jennifer Baichwal |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D93104
Long fascinated with the impact of industrial development on natural landscapes, photographer Edward Burtynsky travels to China to witness the effects of the country's explosive urbanization. This thought-provoking documentary accompanies Burtynsky on his journey, elaborating on his intriguing still images while probing issues surrounding ... more
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SKU: D14085
Accompany Beijing punk rock band Joyside on their first nationwide tour of China--a country that has yet to develop a taste for their music. Inspired by American punk, the boys travel the countryside, playing lively shows for frenzied fans, drinking excessively, and holding intimate confessions in public restrooms. In this compelling ... more
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Category:Documentary |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D20341
Can you imagine "gutter politics" being employed by third grade students campaigning for the office of class monitor? In the city of Wuhan in central China, two young boys and one girl employ plenty of cutthroat tactics in their search for votes during the surprisingly brutal competition chronicled by this insightful documentary. 58 ... more
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SKU: D30974
After numerous false starts throughout the 20th century, the world's largest hydroelectric project is underway along China's Yangtze River: the controversial construction of the Three Gorges Dam. This moving documentary follows a "farewell cruise" undertaken by a luxury ocean liner and the troubling circumstances faced by families being ... more
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SKU: D00643
ABC reporter Bob Woodruff examines how the power of change in China is transforming both a nation and the planet in this fascinating documentary program. Reviewing the complex lead-up to the "Chinese century," Woodruff reveals how aggressive deal-making and an emergence from prolonged isolation have placed China at its newly prominent ... more
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Wild China(2008)
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SKU: D10503
Jointly produced by the BBC and Chinese television, this six-part series offers a revelatory look at four natural landscapes found inside China. The series latches onto travels undertaken by notable characters from history to provide a human perspective on the Han kingdom, the Mongolian steppe, the Silk Road, and the Tibetan Plateau. ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D20196
The first installment of an "Up"-style documentary project to span two decades, this intimate film chronicles the lives of nine everyday Chinese citizens (all under the age of 40) as they enter the workforce of a nation experiencing cultural turmoil. Their stories shed light on the struggles of a generation of young adults building ... more
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SKU: D50851
In this compelling four-part Discovery Channel series, the dramatic history of China as an economic powerhouse is explored. Along with learning how China rapidly evolved from a secluded land of mystery to the world's most-populated nation, you'll visit a factory in Zhejiang Province, see how a concert was staged at the Great Wall, and ... more
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Category:Documentary |Director:David Luger |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D38147
Offering a rare glimpse into little-seen aspects of Chinese society, this documentary looks at the annual migration of urban workers--130 million strong--who travel by train back to their home villages for Lunar New Year festivities. The film focuses on a married couple who live in dormitories and work in a Guangzhou clothing factory ... more
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SKU: D07862
In this five-part documentary series, the history and culture of China are explored in fascinating detail. "The Middle Kingdom" looks at China's geography, profiles Confucius, and reviews dynastic rule; "Matters of the Mind" examines Buddhism, Taoism, and more; "Heart and Soul" delves into Chinese art; "From Harmony to Discord" appraises ... more
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SKU: D08501
Preserving the idiosyncratic style of Peking Opera for Western audiences even as its popularity wanes in China, Qi Shu Fang is celebrated in this documentary for her compelling talents and illustrious career. The film not only recounts her fascinating life story, but chronicles the difficult journey she and other members of her opera ... more
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SKU: D15608
Filming before and during the 2008 Summer Olympics, documentarian Miao Wang uses the lives of three Beijing cab drivers--a middle-aged veteran of the streets, a young part-time bus driver, and a mother who wants to sell clothing--as metaphors for the sprawling Chinese capital's fitful metamorphosis into a 21st-century metropolis and ... more
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SKU: D08379
Known as Chang'an prior to the Ming Dynasty, the city of Xi'an marked the starting point of the legendary Silk Road, the trade route linking Asia with Europe. This enlightening documentary, filmed on location, offers a chronicle of the place from where Chinese culture evolved--illustrated by colorful tales of the emperors, artists, ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:R |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D60419
Globally celebrated by devotees of design and architecture, barely tolerated by Beijing for his determined dissidence, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is at the compelling core of this documentary boasting unparalleled access to his turbulent life, up to and including his three months' detention in the wake of his incessant challenges ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD   Widescreen
SKU: D60513
A different perspective on China's changing economic landscape is offered in this documentary from director Yung Chang ("Up the Yangtze") that follows boxing star-turned-state coach Qi Moxiang as he recruits and trains two young Olympic hopefuls from the rural Sichuan province. Their pursuit of dreams via the once-banned Western sport ... more
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Red Reign(2013)
Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D34464
Has the Chinese government actually condoned the harvesting of organs from persecuted practitioners of the Falun Gong spiritual movement? This troubling documentary follows the efforts of Canadian civil rights attorney and Nobel Peace Prize-nominee David Matas, as he utilizes eyewitness testimony to render a disturbing indictment of ... more
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Category:Documentary |Rated:NR |Color:Color |Format: DVD 
SKU: D21001
Six-disc set includes "The Turandot Project," "The World," "Young & Restless in China," "Up the Yangtze," "Last Train Home," and "China Heavyweight."
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