China Documentaries

Dollar Heroes

2017 Unrated

Dollar Heroes: North Korea runs the worlds most infamous and largest forced labour systems. Due to increased sanctions on the regime, it has increased selling its own people to work as labourers around the world, mainly in China and Russia.   This is all to prop up Kim Jong-un, who has or[...]

Shanghai: Life in the Megacity

2018 Unrated

Shanghai: Life in the Megacity, a 2018 DW Documentary production that takes us into Chinas most populated city with an estimated 23 million inhabitants.   Millions of more people are expected to be living there year-on-year, which could make it the biggest city in the world, for it is alr[...]

Last Train Home (归途列车)

2009
5

Last Train Home (归途列车), a documentary telling the story of the massive migration of 130 million Chinese workers who travel back to their villages for the New Years holiday in Spring. It is the largest simultaneous migration of people in the world.   The documentary is directed by Lixi[...]

China's Chat Girls

2018 Unrated

  China's Chat Girls is about China's $3 billion dollar online live streaming industry and how thousands of girls make thousands of dollars just by singing, flirting, chatting, dancing online.   One of China's most famous chat girls, Lele Tao is interviewed for this 20[...]

It's a Girl! (preview)

2012 Unrated

It's a Girl! looks at the devastating real-world effects of the one-child policy in China and two-child policy in India. The film which was directed by Evan Grae Davis takes us to China and India where the number of children you can have is restricted by law. If you have more than this quot[...]

The Art of War

2009 Unrated

  The Art of War documentary examines ancient Chinese military texts from the 5th century BC which are in a large part attributed to general Sun Tzu.   Military strategist Sun Tzu's most famous work is The Art of War which remains one of the highest regarded studies of militar[...]

Communism: The Promise and the Reality

1995 Unrated

Communism: The Promise and the Reality is a 1995 documentary series which looks at the evolutionary history of the communist ideology.   Beginning in the early 20th Century with the Bolshevik revolution in 1917 led by Vladimir Lenin, the documentary then moves on through most signifi[...]

Engineering an Empire

2006
2

  Engineering an Empire is a series of 14 documentaries that go over the world's history and it's many accomplishments in the realms of engineering.    The documentaries which are narrated by American actor Peter Weller (Robocop) cover many of the major brea[...]

Mao's Bloody Revolution

2010
1

Mao's Bloody Revolution: A film created by British journalist and author Philip Short about the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution conducted by Chinese leader Mao Zedong.   The documentary opens with the rise of the Communist Party of China which under Mao took control of[...]

Forbidden City

2016
1

  The Forbidden City is one of the most magical and awe-inspiring architectural masterpieces ever made. The palace complex was built by The third Ming Emperor Yung-lo in the 15th century AD and has more than 9000 rooms and hundreds of buildings which served all emperors of Chi[...]

The Korean War in Colour

2002 Unrated

  The North Korean army flooded into South Korean on 25th June 1950 with more than 75,000 soldiers across the 38th parallel blockade. This was the first military action since the beginning of the Cold War. As a result, the United States entered the war on behalf of South Korea as t[...]

The Coming War on China

2016
1

With the threat of war coming from all corners of the world, nuclear war is becoming something that is no longer unthinkable. The Coming War on China is a new documentary created by award-winning journalist John Pilger about the rising tensions between the United States and China. According to Pilge[...]

Big, Bigger, Biggest: Three Gorges Dam

2006
1

A documentary about the worlds most powerful dam in the world, the Three Gorges Dam. Built over nearly 10 years of solid work in china between 1994 and 2013 this mega structure is one of the most challenging feats of engineering ever perused. Located on the Yangtze which is the longest river in Asia[...]

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