Beijing taxi
(DVD)

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Published
[New York] : Three Waters Productions, [2010].
Status
Central - Adult DVD  1 available
DVD DOCS BEIJI

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Format
DVD
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
chi
UPC
013964640250

Notes

General Note
Special features include trailer, Yao Yao, flipbooks, film stills, production stills.
Creation/Production Credits
Original score, Stephen Ulrich, Itamar Ziegler.
Participants/Performers
Bai Jiwen, Zhou Yi, Wei Caixia.
Description
"BEIJING TAXI is a feature-length documentary that vividly portrays the ancient capital of China undergoing a profound transformation. The intimate lives of three taxi drivers are seen through a humanistic lens as they navigate a quickly morphing city, confronting modern issues and changing values. The three protagonists radiate a warm sense of humanity despite the struggles that each faces in adapting to new realities of life in the modern city. With stunning imagery of Beijing and a contemporary score rich in atmosphere, BEIJING TAXI communicates a visceral sense of the common citizens' persistent attempts to grasp the elusive. The 2008 Summer Olympic Games serve as the backdrop for BEIJING TAXI's story, a coming out party for a rising nation and a metaphor for Chinese society and its struggles to reconcile enormous contradictions while adjusting to a new capitalist system that can seem foreign to some in the Communist-ruled and educated society. Candid and perceptive in its filming approach and highly cinematic and moody in style, BEIJING TAXI takes us on a lyrical journey through fragments of a society riding the bumpy roads to modernization. Though its destination unknown, the drivers continue to forge ahead.."--Beijing Taxi website.
System Details
DVD; NTSC; 16:9 Anamorphic widescreen.
Language
Mandarin with English subtitles.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Wang, M. (2010). Beijing taxi . Three Waters Productions.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wang, Miao, 1977-. 2010. Beijing Taxi. [New York]: Three Waters Productions.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wang, Miao, 1977-. Beijing Taxi [New York]: Three Waters Productions, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wang, Miao. Beijing Taxi Three Waters Productions, 2010.

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