RESUMES DES FILMS 2005
UN ŒIL SUR LA PLANETE – « La Chine s’éveille : doit-on trembler ? »
de Loïc de la Mornais / Patrick Boitet / Frédérique Lantiéri / Philippe Rochot, 113’, France 2 – Un œil sur la Planète, France, 2004, français.
Should the world rejoice over the integration of 1.3 billion Chinese in the world market? Or should we be alarmed over this economic boom and its potential consequences?
THE TRASH TRADE: SELLING GARBAGE TO CHINA
de Takehiro Asai, 49’, Shuji Yamamoto, NHK, Japan, 2004, anglais, s.-t. anglais.
Japanese waste is turning into gold in the hands of Chinese dealers. This new international recycling system steers Japan to facing unexpected industrial and environmental problems.
WORLD IN THE BALANCE : CHINA REVS UP
de et par Chris Schmidt, 59’, WGBH, USA, 2004, anglais.
This documentary explores the environmental implications of China’s rapid economic growth.
MADE IN CHINA
de Pär Fjällström, 58’, Axel Arnö, SVT, Suède, 2002, anglais, s.-t. anglais.
Not long ago Ericsson mobile phones were one of Sweden’s most important exports, counting for thousand of jobs in the country. Today, the phones are made by tens of thousands young Chinese girls. Meet the girls.
STRIPTEASE : A LA RECHERCHE DE MADAME LI
De Anne-Marie Avouac, France, 2004, français
Not so long ago, everybody agreed: Good wine was French…
But since so much cheap wine flew, a few French guys exported their knowledge. In China for example. Strip-Tease followed two French men looking for their Chinese partner around the country.
KIZOU ET LES FANTOMES DE L’UNITE 731
De Serge Viallet, France 2004, français, 50’30’’
The secret was well kept for 50 years: the Japanese were used as guinea pigs by their government to test and make bacteriological weapons. This happened in Manchuria, in Unit 731, where the Japanese produced cholera and the pest as a weapon to be used against the Allies. A few of the last eyewitnesses have decided to talk about the past.
FEMMES DE SHANGHAI
de Jochen Graebert, 33’35’’, NDR – ARD-studio Peking, Allemagne, 2005, français.
Not matter what their hopes or dreams, the women in Shanghai have in common a number of character traits: to be ambitious, independent and materially well off. The documentary will introduce us to a few of them.
CHINA, MILLONES DE PASOS ADELANTE
de Juan-Antonio Sacaluga, 45’, Carlos Jeronimo, Espagne, 2005, espagnol, s.-t. anglais.
Since the 90th, China largest cities have attracted more than hundred millions workers. These are historically unprecedented numbers.
Portada’s reporters followed a 18 year old girl, Bai, on her trip from the Mongolia plains to the idealized big city.
de Yao Song Ping, 44’, Chine, Guo Yao Hua, 2004, chinois, s.-t. anglais.
At the year 1992, the world famous TGP (Three Gorge Project) was began to construct. Very big challenge of make living for the inhabitants. History change and story of an old boatman.
A l’OUEST DES RAILS
De Wang Bing, Chine 2000, français, 60’
Tie Xi is a large industrial complex of Shenyang. In 2000, state-run businesses began to close one after the other, leaving behind employees in a state of confusion. The film shows the slow descent into delinquency.
LE MILLIARDAIRE ROUGE
de Sophie Lepault, 45’, France, Doc en Stock, 2005, français, s.-t. français.
The Chinese multinational TCL, an example of a typical enterprise in China’s new economy, has bought out the television branch of Thomson. Built around interviews with employees of TCL, this documentary takes the viewer into today’s China.
SHANGHAI : IL GIGANTE E’IN CAMMINO
de Giovanni Sparo, 53’, RAITRE – AESSE VIDEO, Italie, 2002, anglais, s.-t. anglais.
Shanghai is the symbol of the new China, a city that never sleeps. Every twenty minutes a new floor is added to a skyscraper, the builders never stop shifts, working day and night.
DAMMING THE ANGRY RIVER
de et par Xiaoli Zhou, 12’30’’, NIA, Chine / USA, 2005, anglais, s.-t. anglais.
A small environmental movement is taking place inside of China, where the people most effected can’t even participate in the decision making process. The fate of the Nu River is nothing to be optimistic about…
NOKIA – A DECENT FACTORY
De Thomas Balmès, français, 60’
How did Nokia decide to become « ethically » correct? It began by a top-level management seminar. Two women, a consultant and a manager at Nokia, visited a battery charger factory in China. During their visit they became aware of a range of weaknesses and unethical situations.
VISA POUR LA CHINE
de et par Anne Remiche Martinow, 38’, RTBF, Belgique, 2003, français, s.-t. français.
In China, internal migration takes on weighty proportions: it is estimated that 120 million of the rural population has migrated to the biggest Chinese cities. Often without paperwork, they live in uncertain conditions, sometimes illegally. Chinese immigration is also present in our countries.
CHOPIN ET LA MER DE CHINE
de Katarzyna Wieczynska – Chambenoit, 52’, Point du jour, Pologne, 2003, français, s.-t. français.
In the future, international piano competitions, including the Chopin International Piano Concert, will be won by Chinese pianists, according to Hiroko Nakamura, a jury member of the Chopin Competition. Today, the piano symbolizes the future for children in China. This film depicts the incredible success story of Lang lang.
De Zhao Miao, Chine, s.t.anglais, 57’
A Shaolin’s monk, both martial art expert and doctor, has to make a choice: either leave his meditation place and teach his art in Hong Kong, in order to earn enough money to help his parents, or stay where he is deeply happy.
INTERESTING TIMES – SECRET OF MY SUCCESS
De Duan Jinchuan, Chine, BBC, anglais, 60’
A day in the life of a small village in North-east China. A former bad boy becomes the secretary of the village and has to resolve a number of problems: birth limitations, corruption, etc.
de Barbara Necek, 45’, Doc en Stock / Arte, France, 2005, français, s.-t. français.
What is left of communism in China, in a country where Maoism and economy are taught at the same time ? This film explores this paradox, which has allowed for a liberalization of the economy while maintaining an authoritarian regime.
LAND OF THE DRAGON
De et par Jonathan Whitten, 34’21’’ / 27’39’’, CBC News, Canada, 2005, anglais.
In light of Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin’s trip to China in January, « Land of the Dragon : The National in China » airs from Beijing. Items include a report on an area devastated by a natural disaster in the mid-1970’s : a report on the winners and losers of China’s recent economic boom; and reports on how China is changing.
de et par Henri Seng, 52’, SVT, Suède, 2003, anglais, s.-t. anglais.
A documentary on the lives of avant-garde artists Zhu Ming, He Cheng Yau and Zhang Dali. They have all chosen to express themselves through art.
LA CO-EPOUSE CHINOISE
de et par S. Bernard Yameogo, 26’22’’, Vodoo Productions, Burkina Faso, 2005, français.
The free market has allowed Chinese textiles to invade the African market. The local production tries to resist, but the state of poverty remains a great obstacle. A rivalry of co-wives begins.
… ET LA CHINE AU CONGO
d’Espérance Mpassi, 9’16’’, Norbert Dabira, Congo, 2005, français.
Through the investigations of a journalist, this documentary shows the presence of the Chinese in Brazzaville, notably in its commerce.
SHANGHAI EN CHANTIER
de Sophie Kill et Raimund Kusserow, 66’, Bilderwelt Inc. Biographics Filmproduction, Allemagne, 2005, français.
Shanghai has always generated a number of myths as well as stereotypes. Is the mega-city a utopia of the Middle Kingdom, or is it an Asian model of the 21st century?
VIES NOUVELLES / A BIG LAKE
de Liping Weng et Olivier Meys, 56’, CBA, Chine / Belgique, 2004, chinois, s.-t. français.
In central China near the Danui River, an offshoot of the Yang-Tsé, is a village. Today the river has become a lake. The village is half under water.
de Yuen Yeung-Fu, 17’20’’, AJC !, Chine, 2005,
Somewhere in Hongkong, a calligrapher lives the contrast between tradition and modernity. His body moves in a tactile gait, he interprets his writing like a choregraphy.
CRIME SUPRÊME A SHANGHAI
De Sylvie Levey et Pascal Vasselin, France 2004, FR2, français, 55’20’’
In women’s prison, An, Liu and Long, three prisoners, tell us the story of their lives. Their experiences show us that criminality, drugs and domestic violence are undermining their country.
BEIJING BOOT CAMP
de Wu Yun, 30’, Kiran Soni, Rarah Waldron et Shen Yan, BBC, Chine, 2005, mandarin, s.-t. anglais.
Beijing Boot Camp follows fifteen-year-old Chen Lu as she struggles to complete her compulsory military training. She hopes it will be a welcome respite from her parent and the constant pressure of study, but will she make the grade?
THE DRAGON YEARS
de et par Marilù Lucrezio, 64’, RAI, Italie, 2005, anglais, s.-t. anglais.
The red dragon scares the west. Now that trade barriers have been lifted, the Chinese colossus is moving ahead at an incredible development pace, leaving in its path many successes and failures, with a class of new rich and new poor, a daunting commercial challenge.