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The Humble Force Television (Full Length) – 1980 Documentary

The Humble Force

Television (Full Length) – 1980 Documentary

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Filmed on a 15,000 km journey through China in 1979, this documentary captures a country in transition: one where billboards are emerging on the streets of Shanghai, while commune workers still toil in the countryside. The film compiles images of people and landscape to observe China's then-recent emergence from the repressive Cultural Revolution; including memories from long-term resident, Kiwi Rewi Alley. Named after a description by Alley of China, it was made alongside companion documentary: Gung Ho: Rewi Alley of China

 

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Available through Archives New Zealand.

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Co-production between Phase Three Films and NFU, screened on TV One.

Made with assistance from Air New Zealand and the Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand