Chronicles from a Changing Empire

For a few years now China has been undergoing considerable changes. The implosion of the Soviet Empire, the reforms and opening-up policy, the advent of consumerism and the emergence of modernity: important challenges to meet, both socially and economically. Although the country has gained considerable international influence, it’s inner mechanisms actually remain largely unknown. Between the «yellow peril» and an economic miracle, one often forgets to consider the 1.3 billion Chinese citizens attempting to find their place in a completely new context.

That’s why we feel it is important to talk about «the New China» differently: through an exceptional portfolio of human-interest stories, filmed from the inside by young independent Chinese filmmakers. By observing its diversity, in the cities and in the countryside, with the young and families, with rich and poor, but always with ordinary people. The curious viewer will find here a compelling mosaic revealing a mysterious, complex and authentic China.

  • Migrant farmers looking for a better life as fishermen

    Duration: 52’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: HDV, Available versions: Chinese, English, French A film by ZHOU Hao – Produced by HE Shaoguang and Michel NOLL Image: ZHOU Hao – Sound: TAN Jiaying – Editing: Isabelle COLLIN Production: Solferino Images - Grand Entertainment For: CICC & Middle Empire Screen in association with Guangzhou Documentary Association Worldwide Distribution: ICTV
  • Mother and Son in a small community are confronting each other about the future of their village

    • Duration: 71’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: HD, Available Versions: Chinese, English, French, Italian
    • Director: Yao Zubiao, Producer: Chen Liang
    • Cinematographer: Yao Zubiao, Zhang Mimi; Editor: Yao Zubiao, Zhang Zhongchen, Li Kan
    • Colorist : Yao Zubiao; Sound Designer:William Hsieh
  • The Chronicle of a Family who built a Bridge between China and Germany, A film by Huang WEISHAN

    Vater und Sohn im Land der Hakka: Chronik einer Familie die eine Brücke zwischen China und Deutschland baute. Ein film von Huang WEISHAN.
  • The implementation of the capitalist system can bring along a few surprises

    • Duration: 85’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: HD
    • Available Versions: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian
    • Written and directed by: Juan LI
    • Producers: Fangsheng ZHOU
    • Director of Photography: Hongwen SU, Chenhui CAO
    • Sound: Kai XING
    • Editing: Chenhui CAO, Tingshu LI
    • Production Company: Beijing Yining Media Consulting Co.,Ltd
    • Distribution: Real Image Media (China)
  • When almost everybody favors an urban lifestyle, a few farmers have chosen to stay on

    Duration: 52’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: HDV, Available versions: Chinese, English, French A film by ZHOU Hao and TAN Jiaying produced by HE Shaoguang and Michel NOLL Image: ZHOU Hao – Sound: TAN Jiaying – Editing: Isabelle COLLIN Production: Solferino Images - Grand Entertainment Coproduction: CICC & Middle Empire Screen in association with Guangzhou Documentary Association International Distribution: ICTV
  • Young Parkour Fans from Uyghur confront their Future

    Duration : 52’, Ratio : 16/9, Format : HD, Available versions : Chinese, English, French A film by HAO Zhi Qiang – Adapted by Michel NOLL – Produced by Ben TSIANG Cinematography: SHI Cheng & LIANG Jia-sheng - Sound: HAN Lu - Editing: WU Fang & Delphine GAREL A production of: CNEX Foundation In Association with Asia Television and Productions Latérales International Distributionl: ICTV
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  • A personal film exploring the spiritual World and the mysteries surrounding the end of Life

    • Duration: 16 Ratio: 2.4/1, Format: HD, Available Versions: Chinese, English, French, Greek
    • Director: Yanlin Li Producers: Guangyun Liu
    • Director of Photography: Soran Quibani Editor: Yanlin Li, Ng Xiyu
    • Sound Designer: Alex Collier Composer: Liu Yuyao
    • Distribution: ICTV
  • Blank Lands

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    Discovering some Chinese ethnic groups, hardly known for a very long time

    Length: 85’, Ratio : 16/9, Versions available: Chinese, Italian, French, English A film written, directed and produced by Blank Lands Collective - Editor: Piero Lassandro Production : NACNE – AVROTROS – Productions Latérales – Heilongjiang TV
  • When acrobatics become a means of emancipation from a futureless childhood

    Duration : 38’, Ratio : 16/9, Format : HD, Available versions: Chinese, French, English, Italian Directed and written by JIN Huaqing and produced by XIA Chenan
  • In the countryside, local officials combat farmers who burn straw in their fields

    • Duration: 75 min , Ratio : 16/9, Format : HD, - Available in : Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Italian
    • A film written by REN Jiangzhou - directed by Angel AN and produced by HAO Xianwei
    • Image: Jiang Weiyu & Muyi Yang - Sound: Cui Rui – Editing: Muyi YANG
    • Executive producer: REN Jiangzhou & MENG Pengfai
    • Production: Shanghai Yu Tian Films
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  • The waiver of China's one-child policy resets the meaning of Family

    • Duration:96’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: HD
    • Available Versions: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian
    • Written and directed by: Long ZHENG
    • Producers: Long ZHENG
    • Director of Photography: Long ZHENG
    • Sound: Siliang CHANG
    • Editing: Long ZHENG
    • Production Company: Perfect Vision Cultural Media
    • Distribution : ICTV
  • Decadence of a Chinese town destined to the exemplary richness

    Duration: 27’ , Ratio: 16/9, Format: HD, Available versions: Chinese, English, French A film written and directed by Jin Huaqing, produced by Michel Noll Production: Quartier Latin Media
  • The rebellious choices of three dancers at the crossroads of their lives

    • Duration: 70 min , Ratio : 16/9, Format : HD, Available in : Chinese, English, French, Espagnol, Italian
    • A film written, directed and produced by Patrick Carr
    • Image: Patrick Carr - Sound: Roman Vehlken - Editing: Yuan Ze & Wang Yuye
    • Executive Producer : Patrick Carr
    • Production: Beijing King Giving Culture & Media Co.Ltd.
  • Hong Kong’s Young Children looking Ahead

    Duration : 52’, Ratio : 16/9, Format : HD, Available Versions : Chinese, English, French A film by WONG JC – Adapted by Michel NOLL – produced by Ben TSIANG et WONG JC Cinematography and Sound : JC WONG - Editing: JC WONG et Delphine GAREL A production by CNEX Foundation in association with : APRIORI Images, Asia Television, Productions latérales International Distribution : ICTV
  • The Story of LU Chiu – Her Battle for a New Life.

    Duration : 52’, Ratio : 16/9, Format : HD, Available versions : Chinese, English, French A film by JANG Dajung – adapted by Michel NOLL – Produced by JANG Yung-Lin Cinematography: JANG Dajung & WAN Pei-Chyi - Sound: Eric LIANG - Editing : HSIU Yin Sung & Delphine GAREL A co-production : Impress Productions – Productions latérales In association with Good Day Films , Quartier Latin Media & Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government International Distribution: ICTV
  • Illusions, doutes et questionnements de jeunes Chinois au matin du 21ème siècle

    • Durée: 87’, Format: 16/9, Résolution: HD, Disponible en: anglais, français, italien, allemand
    • Un film réalisé par HE Wenzhong – écrit par Michel Noll & He Wenzhong –
    • Montage : Cécile Beaulande – Musique par : Ma Hanyang – Producteur : Michel Noll
    • Une production de: Quartier Latin Media
    • Distribution internationale : ICTV
  • Citizen Zheng, a Journey through his Life, a vibrant Memory of China’s History

    Duration: 52’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: DVCAM, Available versions: Chinese, English, French A film written and directed by SHAN Zuolong - Produced by YING Qiming, GAN Chao and Michel NOLL Production Supervisors: HAN Lei and Violaine HARCHIN Image: SHAN Zuolong – Sound: CHEN Guojie – Editing: Axelle SCHATZ Production: Documentary Channel – Shanghai Media Group – Solferino Images – China Screen Worldwide Distribution: ICTV
  • Les artisans d’une nouvelle société à l’œuvre à Macao

    • Durée: 87’, Format: 16/9, Définition: HD, Disponible en: cantonais, anglais, français, italien, allemand
    • Un film de Larry Chan – écrit par Larry Chan, Isabelle Collin et Michel Noll – Montage: Isabelle Collin
    • Producteur: Michel Noll
    • Une production de: Marching Productions & Quartier Latin Media
    • Distribution internationale: ICTV
  • Will the traditional folk dance from Donghai Island survive in Modern Times?

    Duration: 59’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: HD, Available versions: Chinese, English, French, Italian Producer and Director of Editing: MA Zhidan - Screenwriter and Director: LIU Yang Camera Operator and Journalist: CHEN Huimin - Sound: MA Shiting & LU Gui Executive Producers: ZHANG Huijian & ZENG Guohuan - Associate Producers: CHEN Yongguang & YU Detong A production by: Guandong Radio and Television
  • Le dévouement jusqu’aux limites

    Durée:86’, Format: couleur, Versions disponibles : Chinois, anglais, français Produit et réalisé par: Jingyuan HAN Image: Wei LI, Sunyi CHEN, Hao LI Montage: Shuzen HU, Lei HAN
  • Striving for dignity and a meaningful life in the stream of economic reforms

    Duration: 52’, Ratio: 16/9, Format: HD, Available versions: Chinese, English, French, Italian Presented by ZHANG Huijian - Produced by YANG Zhan & WU Linke – Edited by ZHANG Weixiong Directed by ZHANG Weixiong, XIAO Cong, LIU Zaili & DENG Jiangao Cinematography: ZHANG Weixiong & DENG Jiangao - Sound: MA Hanyang & HUANG Dehui Associate Producers: XIAO Yue - A production by: Guangdong Radio and television