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Law of the Dragon

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Synopsis

Award-winning director Weijun Chen’s new series Law of the Dragon leaves China's cities and heads to the country to examine the impact of the massive changes in China's politics, economy and society on the judicial system in action. This series takes a fresh look at this vast and culturally rich country, examining how justice is served in rural areas so remote and isolated that the villagers have almost no contact with, and are deeply mistrustful of, the central government.

Principally following the austere Judge Chen as he travels around the rural and sparsely populated Xuan-en province, resolving the grievances of the residents and dispensing nuggets of Confucian-Communist wisdom, the series will immerse itself in what matters most to the people who make up much of China’s billion strong population. This is an insightful, refreshing but not rose-tinted look at how justice is being served at grass roots level in this vast and beautiful region.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Running Time
29 (x4)
Format
HDV
Director
Weijun Chen
Producer
Lawrence Elman
Executive Producer
Nick Fraser, Kate Townsend, Mette Hoffmann Meyer, John Lloyd
Editor
Gigi Wong
Director of Photography
Weijun Chen
Music
Qianli Hu
Production Manager
Jody Collins, Brandon C. M. Wong
Production Assistants
Chen Shan, Lao Chengze, Sarah Slater, Emily Murfin

Production Company

Drive Thru Pictures
21 Ganton Street
4th Floor
London
W1F 9BN
UK

Sales
Company

DR International Sales
DR Byen
Emil Holms
Kanal 20
opg. 2-4
DK-0999
Copenhagen C
Denmark