Shenzhen, once a small fishing village near Hong Kong, has today joined the ranks of Chinese megacities and is often cited as a prime example of China's extraordinary economic boom. In this film, we focus on the fate of drilling workers who, lured by very attractive salaries, dig shafts into the rock, with a simple hammer drill, to become the necessary foundations of futuristic skyscrapers.
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Australia with Simon Reeve
On this riveting journey, adventure journalist Simon Reeve meets the winners and losers in Australia’s resource rush, offering a unique insight into life on this island...
Flavour and Affinity
The Jin Cheng restaurant in China's Chao region has a reputation for excellence due to its 'Chao' specialties.
C.D. Hoy: Portraits From the Frontier
This fascinating documentary traces the life and work of C.D. Hoy, one of Canada's most famous early photographers. This extraordinary story traces Hoy...
Genius of the Ancient World
Within 100 years of each other, three of the greatest minds in history - Buddha, Socrates and Confucious - helped to define what it is to be human. Despite being...
The Backward Class
The first class of Dalit ('untouchable') caste students, in India's history, undertake the national ISC high school graduation exams as a means to a brighter future for themselves,...
The Last Village
In the province of Gansu, the Minquin community struggles with the effects of desertification.
The Secret of the Roast Pigeon
Mr. Jiu possesses a famous recipe for making roasted pigeon that he would happily pass to his son if his son expressed any interest at all.