History of filmmaking in China from its beginnings in the 1920s to 1982, featuring Shanghai cinema of 1930s; the progressive filmmakers; the organisation of filmmaking under the post-war communist government; the impact of the Cultural Revolution; the work of Xie Jin.
Presenter: Tony Rayn.
Director: Ron Orders
Producers: John Ellis Simon Hartog, Keith Griffiths
Channel 4 Visions series, 14 September 1983
Total length 57 mins