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Kids Kingdom: Film Showing and Discussion with Director

Kids Kingdom is a documentary film about a group of Chinese kids who spend most of their time in Ba Kindergarten, a preschool in Beijing.

Thursday, June 06, 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Young Research Library - Presentation Room 11348 YRL

Film Showing and Q&A Discussion with Director Zhang Tongdao

Kids Kingdom

82 min, 2009, China

This is a documentary film about a group of Chinese kids who spend most of their time in Ba Kindergarten, a preschool in Beijing. In this magical kingdom of children, a series of stories unfold. Sweet love sparkles between a 4-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy; a strong bullyboy, though tall, handsome, and charismatic, is a headache troublemaker and has to learns how to make friends with other children; a mysterious “thief” is discovered to be a two-years-old boy, whose strong curiosity has driven him to secretly “steal” many things into play. Underneath these cute, innocent stories is a rare glance at China’s preschool education.

A Zhang Tongdao's Film

Executive Producers: Kang Ning, Ke Ran, Yue Xiaomei

Producer: Wu Xiaomei

Director: Zhang Tongdao

Cinematography: Liu Dedong

Editor: Qu Cheng

China Education TV

Beijing Tongdao Film Studio

 

Awards:

Golden Panda Prize of Sichuan International Documentary Film Festival 2009

Opening film of 6th Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival 2010

Official screening of 6th Busan International Kids Film Festival 2010

Official selection of 7th Iran Youth International Film Festival 2010

Official selection of Fenland International Film Festival 2010

Official selection of Hong Kong Asia International Film Festival 2010

 

About the Director

Zhang Tongdao is a professor at the School of Arts and Media in Beijing Normal University. He is also a renowned documentary filmmaker.

Filmorgraphy:

Kids Kingdom (82 min, 2009)

The Century’s Long Take  (6 hours, director CCTV 2004 )

Four Sisters from Baima (68 min, 2003, 2004 Friborg International Film Festival )

Neighborhood Committee (48 min, 2001, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2001)

 

 



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Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies

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