The first generation of university students from rural China have been undergoing a pioneering education reform, experiencing democracy, liberty and self-challenge.

Candidates for student's union president compete for votes at all means in "one-man-one-vote" election. Xu, an art student, sets up an art museum unlike others who migrates to major cities for better living. Yu, Sam and Chao are selected to join the Mount-Shishapangma-climbing because of their physical fitness. Their horizon is broadened due to education.

Far from the capital of China, Beijing, the students are close to the world.

  • King Wai CHEUNG
    • 2014 Hill of Ilha Verde(Fiction Short) • 2011 One Nation, Two Cities(Docu Feature) • 2010 Crimson Jade(Fiction Short) • 2009 KJ Music and Life(Docu Feature) • 2008 All's Right With the World(Docu Feature)
  • Nicole Chan
  • Anna Wong
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Education, Family, Teenager, Culture, Expedition, Politics
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 29 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 27, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Hong Kong
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
    HD, Red
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85: 1
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - King Wai CHEUNG

Hong Kong Award-Winning Director. In 2009, “KJ:Music and Life” won him The Best New Director at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards and the Best Documentary, the Best Sound Editing and the Best Editing at the 46th Golden Horse Awards. In 2010, his fiction short film, “Crimson Jade” was nominated for the Best Short Film at the 47th Golden Horse Awards and selected for Clermont-ferrand. His other works include “All’s Right With the World” (2008),),“One Nation, Two Cities”(2011),“Hill of Ilha Verde”(2014), “Young Girl Star”(in-production), “Taste of Youth”(in-production) and “Opus 1”(in-production).

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