Manufacturing Romance

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Manufacturing Romance tells the love and marriage stories of the new generation of Chinese migrant workers, gives an intimate look at the emotional and marital dilemma faced by two couples of young migrant workers. By tracking them through all the efforts they have made to get out of the dilemma, the film shows how different they are from their parents in understanding the concept of marriage. When the global trend of urbanization forces them to choose between loves they have been pursuing and parents who live in their hometown and need them to take care of, what should they do?

Director Fan Jian / Chai Hongfang
Location China
Duration 28 min.
Genre Family / Life / Social Issue
Air Date (JST) Monday, December 26, 2016
Monday, May 1, 2017 *rerun

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Director

Fan Jian

Fan Jian

Biography

FAN Jian is a Beijing-based documentary director with a focus on Chinese social issues and human interest. After graduation from Beijing Film Academy, he has made more than 5 feature documentary films, which has been selected into Berlinale, IDFA, BIFF, HKIFF and other film festivals. His previous filmThe Next Life, a co-production with NHK & Al Jazeera, had won many awards. My Land has been selected into Panorama of Berlinale 2016. His latest work Still Tomorrow won IDFA 2016 Special Jury Award for Feature Length Competition.

Filmography

2016 Still Tomorrow (Documentary)
2015 My land (Documentary)
2015 Manufacturing Romance (Documentary)
2011 The Next Life (Documentary)
2008 Taxi (Documentary)
2006 Dangcing in The City (Documentary)

Chai Hongfang

Chai Hongfang

Biography

CHAI Hongfang is the documentary director of CCTV-NEWS, she graduated from department of journalism, Nanjing Political Academy, CPLA.

Filmography

Through the Mountain (Documentary)
Happy Events (Documentary)

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