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In film that premiered Monday, girl dances to beat of a different drum

By Chen Nan ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-04-18 07:23:56

Taklamakan's Drumbeat, a film produced by Tianshan Mountain Film Studio of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, premiered in Beijing on Monday at the Great Hall of the People.

Revolving around a young girl named Ayiguli who lives in a remote village near the Taklamakan Desert in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, the film portrays her pursuit to become a dancer despite her parents' objections. With the help of a local village Party chief, Ayiguli fulfills her dream.

"There are nearly 300,000 Party chiefs working in over 10,000 villages across Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region who make great contributions to the local development and build a strong connection with local villagers. We want to dedicate this film to them," said Gao Huanggang, president of the film studio, which was founded in 1959 and has produced over 100 films and translated about 2,600 movies, documentaries and TV shows of the Uygur language into Mandarin.

In film that premiered Monday, girl dances to beat of a different drum

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