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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Fallen City follows survivors of the deadly 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Zeroing in on three shattered families, filmmaker Zhao Qi explores their inner lives with patience and compassion. While...
The Last Village
In the province of Gansu, the Minquin community struggles with the affects of desertification.
The World Before Her
Twenty contestants for the Miss India pageant enter an intense, month-long beauty boot camp in Bombay. Winning the coveted title means instant stardom, a lucrative career path...
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...
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.
Blood Relative: Mumbai's Forgotten Children
Indian activist Vinay Shetty fights to save two children who are dying from the rare disease Thalassemia. As he battles against India’s broken...
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...