China From Above
Broadcast on Wanxiang, CCTV-9
Broadcast at 19:06 on September 21 and 22, 2015
A gift for President Xi’s visit to America co-produced by China and America
China has a vast territory and an elaborate topography, spanning across eight temperature zones and a vertical elevation of thousands of meters. As a result, landscapes in China have clear regional characters.
China not only has the highest mountain range but also the second lowest basin in the world. It has the largest river in Asia, and even has rivers flowing through the driest desert. China holds ancient and strong powers within and the high-rises are continuously advancing the course of China’s modernization at the same time.
China From Above is a two-episode high-definition documentary series supervised by the Information Office of the State Council of China and co-produced by China Intercontinental Communication Center, National Geographic Channel, Beach House Pictures of Singapore and Natural History New Zealand.
China From Above has two episodes entitled The Living Past and The Future Is Now, which shows the long-live wisdom and beauty of China—the greatest country in the world—as well as people’s efforts to earn a dignified life on this land.
China Intercontinental Communication Center (CICC) has authorized Companion (Beijing) Culture & Media Co., Ltd. to be the exclusive distributor of this documentary film on TV. It is scheduled to be aired on traditional media like CCTV as well as many satellite TV channels.
Overwhelming Aerial Photography: Unbelievably Beautiful Scenery
Exploring China is an absolute epic journey. Within its vast territory, ancient traditions and modern lifestyles co-exist with fascinating differences and changes. This series shows how this great Asian power looks like from above. From ancient relics and customs, to amazing landscapes and metropolitan areas, and to the high-tech world, the film portrays a full picture of China and its influence on the world.
How did millennia-old traditions shape this land and people living here? And how did ancient civilization and traditions carry the Chinese people to pass through thousands of years? In search of our own religious beliefs, The Living Past starts from the legendary Shaolin Kung Fu in Songshan Mountain and travels thousands of miles to attend the epic water fight of the Dai people living in the southern tropics.
The Living Past also shows us the majestic 6,700-kilometer-long Great Wall and the famous Hanging Temple in Shanxi province.
There are farmers sweating on the rice terraces in villages in south China. There is 2000-year-old canal network in Xinjiang province. There are also competing horses on the expansive plains in Zhaosu and golden eagles trained by the Kazakh people using thousand-year-old skills.
Story Tellers: People in Daily Life
The films also reveals how China promotes its construction of modern cities and infrastructures in less than 20 years while well preserves its traditions by recording the daily life of ordinary people.
In first-tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, people work hard to make a living. They may go home once a year. When the Spring Festival comes, the biggest annual migration of people on the planet begins. The modern and the ancient often collide in these chaotic cities, but ancient Chinese traditions are hard to shake off. People in Shanghai still pay respects to their dead on the Tomb Sweeping Day.
China’s varied land and natural wonders have helped shaped its diversified culture and its people. China From Above shows us an epic journey featured with unbelievable diversity, extraordinary history and amazing urban transformation.
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