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Documentary showcases Great Wall's majesty

By Xu Fan | | Updated: 2024-06-07 14:16
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A scene in the documentary. [Photo provided to China Daily]

During a seminar in Beijing on June 6, it was revealed that Changcheng Chang (The Great Wall's Vast Stretch), the first panoramic documentary highlighting the iconic Great Wall, has emerged as a focal point in Beijing's video history, spotlighting this enduring symbol of China.

Comprising 10 compelling episodes, the documentary features insights from over 100 scholars from around the globe, delving into profound questions such as the historical forces that have shaped the Great Wall and the intrinsic value that the Chinese people attach to this monumental structure. Moreover, the documentary tackles contemporary issues surrounding the preservation, protection, and rural revitalization of the Great Wall's surrounding areas.

A screenshot from the documentary's trailer features the Great Wall. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Recently acknowledged as one of Beijing's premier cultural programs by the Beijing Radio and Television Administration, Changcheng Chang concluded its initial broadcast on Beijing Satellite TV on May 29, captivating audiences and dominating the ratings across provincial and municipality-level satellite TV channels for an impressive streak of 10 consecutive days. The documentary garnered a staggering 612 million online views, as reported by Kuyun, a prominent television industry data aggregator.

Li Zhongzhi, director of the publicity department at the National Radio and Television Administration, commended the documentary for not only chronicling the Great Wall's integral role in the evolution of Chinese civilization but also for highlighting its enduring relevance in the contemporary era.

Wang Chunhua, the documentary's director, expressed a profound commitment to sharing the invaluable legacy of the Great Wall, with a vision to inspire present and future generations to cherish and safeguard this timeless emblem of history and heritage.

Poster of the documentary. [Photo provided to China Daily]
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