China: The Wild East (1994)

China: The Wild East
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 36mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Pat Mitchell Executive Producer (Turner Original) 174 3000004
Peter Kaufman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Mitchell Farkas Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Philip Kaufman Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Vivian Schiller Producer supervising producer(Turner) 3 3000002
Peter Kaufman Director n/a 2 2000001
Peter Kaufman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Rick Fitcher Camera n/a 120798 6000002
Peter Kaufman Camera n/a 120798 6000003
Melanie Taff Publicity publicist(TBS/Atlanta) 120789 29000001
Tracy McArdle Publicity publicist(TBS/New York) 120789 29000002
Erik Thompson Publicity publicist(TBS/Los Angeles) 120789 29000003
Will Harvey Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Rose Kaufman Creative Consultant n/a 120858 12000001
Ruby L B Yang Editor n/a 172 7000001
Debbie Lum Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Philip Kaufman Narrator Narration 120790 1000018
Xie Xide Actor n/a 1 1000017
Gao Xiqing Actor n/a 1 1000006
Guo Lei Actor n/a 1 1000007
Huang Tianmin Actor n/a 1 1000008
Peter Fong Actor n/a 1 1000005
Deng Pufang Actor n/a 1 1000004
Bai Yang Actor n/a 1 1000002
Armen Baliantz Actor n/a 1 1000003
Xiaozhen Jiang Actor n/a 1 1000009
Dorothy Ko Actor n/a 1 1000010
David Tang Actor n/a 1 1000015
Gigo P Tevzadze Actor n/a 1 1000016
Mu Yu Actor n/a 1 1000014
Ada Mei Actor n/a 1 1000013
Emily Lau Actor n/a 1 1000011
Chris Lee Actor n/a 1 1000012
Ai Weiwei Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
As told by documentarian Peter Kaufman, the son of noted director Philip Kaufman, a personal overview of China from Marco Polo to the present. The film's scope addresses the country's social, political, and economic history leading up to 1989, the Tiananmen Square massacre--where began the Kaufman family's involvement in the chaos--and continuing through the present day. Special attention is paid to the dilemmas facing the millions of residents who are wheeling and dealing amidst new freedoms and a burgeoning economy leading to problems such as homeless itinerant workers, corrupt officials, ganhsterism and prostitution.