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theoriginalprankster



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:30 am    Post subject: Documentaries for uni students? Reply with quote

I'm teaching News Writing / Journalism, and I've found a couple of good documentaries to show the students, and hopefully inspire them to be more interested in the world around them, both in China and the world as a whole.

I showed them China Rises and a BBC production - The Party's Over: How the West Went Bust. We had a discussion followed by them doing a write-up on the documentaries.

Both were 60 minutes, so they actually needed two 90 minute classes to do a full lesson.

Any suggestions on other 'riveting'/interesting/question-asking documentaries that would work well? Lengthwise, 30-60 minutes is good.

Ta in advance!
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fat_chris



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:07 am    Post subject: Re: Documentaries for uni students? Reply with quote

theoriginalprankster wrote:
and a BBC production - The Party's Over


Before I read the subtitle of this, I thought this was a documentary about the CCP.

Cool

Warm regards,
fat_chris
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rogerwilco



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My students have enjoyed National Geographic's "Lost in China" series.
It is about 2 American guys that spent a few years growing up in Harbin with their father who was supposedly one of the first foreign teachers in Harbin.
The documentary is about their return to China.
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Javelin of Radiance



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weight of the Nation.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

manufactured landscapes
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