Tokyo- NHK’s satellite HD channel is screening four two-hour New Chinese documentaries by young Chinese directors, depicting the lives of ordinary citizens in contemporary China. Airing April 23–26, the docs are A Man Like Mao, directed by Chen Weijun, profiling the entertainer who performs as a Mao Zedong look-alike; Let’s Dance Together (by Yang Lina), examining a group of middle-aged Chinese exhibiting Western dancing steps at a Beijing park; Pedalling Fathers (Li Xiaofeng, Ji Kai), looking at men in a poor northern village pedalling old-fashioned tricycles to earn money to send their kids to college; and All About My Friends (Guo Jing, Ke Dingding), about the contrasting values of a young couple and their parents in Shanghai.
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