This documentary focuses on Hutong, the cultural symbol of traditional life in Beijing. Though well-known around the world, many Hutongs are actually facing the problem of demolition, and the shortage of governmental administration and public cleaning. Residents, especially old ones, keep living in the messy, dilapidated, and even dangerous households and alleys, for they cannot reach an agreement with government on the issue of removal compensation. In the documentary, we reveal the true environment of Hutongs and interview several Hutong residents about their opinions on the present situation. Concluding from those interviews, we also propose some possible solutions to the problem.
Migrant workers in Beijing are often stereotyped as a group of people who do manual work with little education and income. There are quite a lot of people who see them as robots who are strong but emotionless. They are judged by their work and low status. However, this documentary explores a deeper side and has found that they are not numb. Aside from following their daily routines, they also manage to take time from their weighty duties to live their lives to the fullest. As former farmers, migrant workers remain an unspoiled character of simplicity and purity, which allows them to fit into the city life. Moreover, their love of life enables them to survive and thrive.
See how the Flash Platform enabled China to create a online experience for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. It combined social networking,video broadcasting, web commentary, location-based services, event/athlete centric mini-sites all in realtime.