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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The Yangtze River's Green Sailors
Descending from a long line of fishermen on the Yangtze River, Liu Gujun had to redefine his professional career when the construction of the famous Three...
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,...
Marco Polo Reloaded
Bradley Mayhew is on a mission: he's following the Silk Road on the tracks of its most well-known voyager, the medieval traveler and writer Marco Polo. Mayhew is a British travel...
From C to C: Chinese Canadian Stories of Migration
Vancouver filmmaker Jordan Paterson spent two years crafting this moving documentary about the historical injustices faced by...
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...
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.