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New documentary shows a real Tibet
update:December 01,2017

Dec. 1, 2017 -- A new documentary named ‘Tibetan Time’ is being screened on China Central Television.

The 5-episode documentary which records Tibetans’ daily lives on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau was filmed by China Intercontinental Communication Center (CICC) under the guidance of the State Council Information Office (SCIO) of China.

I read the manuscript before watching the documentary. I was impressed and it is beyond my expectations. Then I watched the film. The shooting technique and picture quality are of high standards, said Ma Lihua, a famous writer.

The documentary touches on a wide range of topics such as religion, culture, technology, environment and society. The characters in the film are of different ethnicities, at different ages and from different places, said Zhang Yun, director of the Institute of History of China Tibetology Research Center.

I think the documentary has made a lot of breakthroughs, including the shooting technique, the theme and materials. It is so impressive that some images can even rival those of BBC and the National Geographic. I have been to Tibet, so I know how difficult it is to shoot the film there because of the altitude sickness, said He Suliu, director of the China Documentary Research Center, Communication University of China.

The most precious part of this documentary is that it records the real daily lives of Tibetans. The shooting method lets the audience see a real Tibet, which makes the film much easier to be accepted, said professor Lei Jianjun at the Film Institute of Tsinghua University.

The first thing for documentaries is to grip the audience. I think these episodes have made it, said Luo Hongbing, director of the South Asia Center of the China Radio International.

The documentary focuses on the traditional culture, religious belief, natural environment and the hardworking people in today’s Tibet. The stories are real and convincing, said Wang Yanzhong, director of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

By: Jia Puyu

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