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First Period: The War of Growing Up

Episode 2 of 2

The series looking at aspects of life in modern China follows the lives of three 11-year-olds and their teachers in a school for high achievers.

On the first day of spring term, directors Guo Jing and Ke Dingding began to film the lives of three 11-year-olds and their class in Shanghai Experimental Primary School. Focusing on the challenges of growing up, the film captures the flirting, fighting, showing off and anguish of children on the cusp of adolescence, and gives an insight into the formation of a new generation of Chinese children.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 16 Jul 2010 00:30

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Director Guo Jing
Director Ke Dingding