In the framework of the 2nd China Festival in the EU, the classic Chinese Movie Nights are turning into Chinese Documentary Nights for 4 weeks in a row. The special documentary program of November is rich of high-quality documentaries, each one focusing on a different aspect of the Chinese culture : kung fu, porcelain, gastronomy, etc.
Every Monday and Wednesday evening until November 23rd will be dedicated to a screening of an English-subtitled documentary, for a deep discovery and understanding of the topic of the day ! Find here the complete program of the Chinese Documentary Nights.
As usual, the entrance is free but we ask you to register beforehand to the screening, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 02/704.40.20.
The Kung Fu Shaolin (episodes 1 and 2)
English version, no subtitles
November 7th, 2016
Duration: each episode is 50min.
« All Kung Fu comes from Shaolin martial arts ». As an important part of Chinese Kung Fu, Shaolin Kung Fu is not only the martial arts with the wider scope of influence on other disciplines and the one with the longest history, but it is also one of the prominent symbol of cultural exchanges between China and other countries.
Directed together by Henan Television and CCTV, the five episodes of « The Kung Fu Shaolin » are the first reality-documentaries about Shaolin Kung Fu, describing the comprehensive and current situation of this martial art in China and in the world. The set of documentaries have been broadcasted on the main CCTV channels in China.
Episode 1 – « The Stunt »
« The Stunt » relates today’s combination of traditional Shaolin Kung Fu stunt with modern Shaolin monks technics. For this first encounter with Shaolin monks, the audience can deeply understand Shaolin Kung Fu’s core values and key philosophy.
Episode 2 – « The Secret »
« The Secret » shows and explains the many branches of Shaolin Kung Fu. The audience will also understand how some Kung Fu’s most ancient secrets are actually deeply rooted in Chinese folk wisdom.
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