Overloaded Peking, 2001 documentary about New China


Overloaded Peking is a documentary about Beijing and Chinese modernisation we did in 2001 (MDDM, abelvideo). It features a long and interesting interview (15:32) to a young Jia Zhangke about cinema, changes of the young Chinese generations, modernization of the country, internet, censorship and much more.

In 2001, Jia Zhangke  movies (along with many others Chinese directors works) were forbidden in China. Eventually Jia Zhangke emerged as one of the most famous new Chinese directors. In the documentary appears also Zhao Tao (during Jia Zhangke interview) and Dj Gaohu. Please view the documentary at 480p, otherwise the subtitles will be unreadable.



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