The Ditch (or Goodbye) "Jiabiangou" 夹边沟 is a documentary feature film directed by Wang Bing, "It is adapted from the novel "Farewell to Jiabiangou", which reflects the story of a group of rightist politicians in China in the early 1960s working through labor at the Jiabiangou camp in the Gobi Desert. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival in Sept. 2010."
China's Prosperity: Behind the Scenes of Progress Full Video (31:14)
China may be the world’s next superpower, but its wild economic growth doesn’t tell the whole story. This program reveals the widening gap between Chinese urban and rural lifestyles and the escalating pressure for government action to increase educational and career opportunities in remote areas. Interviews with city dwellers whose affluence surprises even them—and with villagers struggling for basic necessities—combine with data-mapped GDP analysis to create an accurate economic portrait of the country. Abstaining from political judgment, the video raises questions about competing in the global marketplace without adequate domestic support systems.
Mao Tse-tung: The Architect of Modern China Full Video (18:13)
"This program looks at the life and legacy of Mao Tse-Tung: birth, education, enlistment in the revolutionary army; founding the Communist Party and the first Chinese Soviet; adapting Marxism to Chinese culture; victory over the Nationalists in 1949; the Great Proletarian Revolution; the Cultural Revolution; opening to the West; the death of Chou Enlai; the death of Mao; the fall of the Gang of Four; tourists on the Great Wall; the Tiananmen massacre." (19 minutes, b&w/color)