Young and Restless in China
Producer – Kathryn Dietz
Producer/Director/Writer – Sue Williams
This film provides in-depth portraits of ten individuals from China’s Generation X, a social group unlike any other in Chinese history. They come from across China’s sprawling landscape, from vast neon-lit cities, to ramshackle provincial towns and remote villages. Some live on the cutting edge of this new world, while others seem to have been left behind. Together their stories of success and desperation put a human face on China’s breathtaking transformation.
The film had a theatrical release in April, 2008, and aired on “Front Line” (PBS) in June 2008, just before the Beijing Olympics. The producers intend to make follow-up films on these same individuals, to be released every five years through 2024.
Young and Restless in China recently received several awards:
From the Chicago International Film Festival Hugo Television Awards: the Silver Plaque
From the Telly Awards: the Bronze Telly
From the Us International Film and Video Festival: the Gold Camera
RI International Film Festival: Official Selection
Boson International Film Festival: Official Selection
Banff World TV Festival: Honorable Mention in “Social & Humanitarian Docs” category
CINE Golden Eagle
UN Assoc Film Festival: Official Selection.
The film has also become an official selection of the Rhode Island International Film Festival.
Please enjoy the following Frontline promo clip: