China 21, a new one-hour documentary, follows four Chinese families as they step into the 21st century. Using compact digital video gear, filmmakers Ruby Yang and Lambert Yam recorded intimate portraits of ordinary peo...展开ple living in tumultuous times. The talk is candid and sometimes emotional. Families are small -- one child in the city, two in the country -- so children hold center stage. Veterans of the Cultural Revolution are saving up to send their son to business school. Another couple, whose son is a prize law student, glow with satisfaction. To insure his children's future, a peasant leaves his remote village to work in the quasi-legal urban job market. A farm family near Shanghai feels manhandled by the privatizing economy. They sacrifice to send their daughter to high school. China 21 introduces otherwise anonymous people whose spark and initiative are changing their country.
It was shown on PBS stations during May, 2003 -- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. For related shows see the Center for Asian American Media site.
China 21 was funded by the Independent Television Service, with additional support from the Center for Asian American Media.
纪录片《中国一二》，真实反映了中国改革开放二十多年来，新一代年青人的心态以及中国 城乡地区家庭面貌的差异。该片于2002年5月在全美公共电视台 PBS 首度公映，之后还应邀参加香港和欧洲等地多项影展并在世界各地电视台播出，深受好评。