2 million minutes. Indianapolis: Broken Pencil Productions, 2007.
Examines the daily lives, pressures, and ambitions of six high school students the U.S., China, and India, and their future prospects in the global economy.
China 21. K Bik Films, 2001.
Follows four Chinese families as they step into the 21st century. In Shanghai as well as rural Hunan they face a rapidly changing social and economic scene
China from the Inside. PBS, 2007.
A series of four documentaries that survey China through Chinese eyes to see how history has shaped them, and where the present is taking them. Deals with the governance of China; talks about the past and future for Chinese women; looks at China's environmental challenges; explores China's conflict between personal freedom and governance. Episode 1: Power and the People; Episode 2: Women of the Country; Episode 3: Shifting Nature; Episode 4: Freedom and Justice.
China's Century of Change. Community Television Foundation of South Florida, 2005.
This video takes a look at China's economy through the eyes of its people, focusing on an entrepreneur, a middle class couple, a farmer, and a migrant worker to show the new roles they play in modern China's economy.
Great Wall Across the Yangtze. PBS, 2000.
In 1994, the People's Republic of China ordered the damming of the Yangtze River setting off the construction of the world's largest dam and hydroelectric power-plant. This video looks at both sides : Chinese leaders hope the project will propel the economy into the 21st century; critics think it's a social and environmental disaster.
Up the Yangtze
A "farewell cruise" takes a luxury ship up the vast Yangtze River shortly before completion of the massive Three Gorges Dam. The passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered.
Last Train Home
Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year's holiday. This documentary follows the fractured lives of a migrant family caught up in this desperate annual migration.
Young and Restless in China
View the companion website from PBS and watch the full program online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/youngchina.
This feature-length documentary portrays the ancient capital of China undergoing a profound transformation. The intimate lives of three taxi drivers are seen through a humanistic lens as they navigate a quickly morphing city, confronting modern issues and changing values.
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