MEMOIRS of CANTON IV - MIGRANT STORIES

"MEMOIRS of CANTON IV - MIGRANT STORIES" takes the current Chinese and overseas Chinese living in various parts of the world as a clue, and takes the history of overseas immigrants in CANTON ( Guangfu ) as a reference. History and the present are equally important, and the individual's life trajectory echoes the grand narrative of immigration history. The film explores the history of Overseas Chinese immigrants in Guangfu and the overseas migration of Chinese to the world through the fate track of individual overseas Chinese characters in Guangfu. Looking back and analyzing the great history, annotating the real life that is currently moving forward; The simple local accent and sentiment reflect over a hundred years of hard work and perseverance. Guangfu Chinese and overseas Chinese were one of the first groups to interact with the world. With the the Pearl River Delta as the coordinate, Chinese and overseas Chinese who go out along the coast of China and all over the country have used their continuous presence to cross the sea and bring Chinese culture to the world. They are burdened with various hardships and strive to build their own unique life. At the same time, they also use various forms to support their motherland and help its development. Today, the integration of the world continues. The entire film is presented from a comprehensive perspective of "archaeological evidence", "historical interpretation", "character stories", and "cultural commentary", with a 4K production process, continuing the excellent production level of this series.

  • Zhen Cui
    Director
    Mei Lanfang , Taipei Palace Museum , The Bund , The Yellow Emperor , South of the Silk Road
  • Zhen Cui
    Writer
    Mei Lanfang , Taipei Palace Museum , The Bund , The Yellow Emperor , South of the Silk Road
  • Jing Liu
    Producer
    Mei Lanfang , Taipei Palace Museum , The Bund , The Yellow Emperor , South of the Silk Road
  • Qingsong Wu
    Producer
  • Tianhua Ren
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    《广府春秋》第四季《如往如来》
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 21 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, Canada, China, France, Malaysia, Panama
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital , 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Zhen Cui

Director:Cui Zhen
Executive producer, executive director, and writer of the 10-episode TV documentary series "Mei Lanfang."
"Mei Lanfang" - won the Gold Award in the Chinese Documentary Character Category in 30 years of Reform and Opening Up
Won the 2004 China Excellent Documentary Award
2005
CCTV special program commemorating the 60th anniversary of the victory of the War Against Japanese Aggression.
Executive producer, chief director and chief writer of the 20-episode TV documentary “Life in the War Against Japanese Agression.”
2006-2007
Chief director, producer, and writer of the seven-episode TV documentary “Tin Merchant.”
Year 2008
Producer of the 12-episode HDTV documentary “Taipei Palace Museum”
Awards for “Taipei Palace Museum” ——
1. Gold medal program of the 3rd “Record China” by China Federation of Radio and Television Associations in 2009.
2. Special award of the 21st Starlight Awards of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television in December 2009.
3. Awarded top ten work of the 2008-2009 Chinese TV Documentary Series by the China Television Artists Association and the TV Documentary Academic Committee of the China Television Association in January 2010.
4. Awarded Excellent TV Work of Cross-Strait Cultural Exchange at the Cross-Strait TV Art Festival in December 2012.
Year 2009
Director of the 20-episode high-definition TV documentary “Chinese Businessmen”
Producer of the documentary film “The Bund”
Awards for the documentary film “The Bund” ——
1. Golden Panda Award of the 11th Sichuan TV Festival – the International Documentary Humanities Finalist Award in 2011.
2. 2010 Work of the Year for Chinese TV Documentaries by the China Television Artists Association and the China Television Documentary Academic Committee in May 2011.
2010 -2011
Producer and executive director of the 6-episode high-definition TV documentary series “The Yellow Emperor”
Awards for “The Yellow Emperor” ——
1. China (Qinghai) World Mountain Documentary Humanities Feature Film Finalist Award in July 2012.
2. 18th TV Documentary Good Work Award by the China Television Artists Association and China Television Documentary Academic Committee in November 2012.
2012
Producer and executive director of the 5-episode documentary series “The Bund”
The documentary series “The Bund” won the Best Editing Award of CCTV New Film Group in 2012.
Art director of the 5-episode high-definition documentary “Bright Mantra”
“Bright Mantra” won the second prize in the humanities category of the 8th China Documentary International Film Selection Conference

Chief director and chief writer of the 2-episode high-definition documentary “Lanzhou Beef Noodles”
2013
Producer, writer, and director of the promotional film “Kaicheng Shijing”
Writer and director of Documentary “South of the Silk Road”
“South of the Silk Road” - won Best Documentary for the Creativity Award at the Sunshine Documentary Festival.
Year 2014
Documentary “Mission”
“Mission” - won the Best Documentary of the Year from the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee.
2015-2016
Chief director and chief writer of documentary “Heroes are Like Mountains”
Planned documentaries “Chaohu,” “Guangfu Spring and Autumn,” “Nanshan”
2016-2017
Chief director of the documentary “Chinese Writers’ Video Records”
Chief director and chief writer of the large-scale documentary “The Dharma Gate of Prosperity”
Chief director and chief writer of the traditional culture series “Four Seasons in China”
Chief director and chief writer of the traditional culture series “Chinese Calendar”
Planned and directed the documentary “Discovering the Giant Panda”
2018-2023
Chief director and chief writer of the fourth season of the large-scale documentary series “MEMOIRS of CANTON IV” (As Always)
2020-2021-2022
Chief director of the documentary “Field of Hope”
Chief director and chief writer of the “Hehe Culture Global Forum” promotional film “The Origins of Hehe”
Chief director and chief writer of National Version Museum (Xi’an Pavilion) Promotional Film
Planned documentary series projects include “Seed China,” “Nanjing Road,” “Up to the Sky,” “Looking Out to the Ocean,” “It’s a Deal,” “Heroes of Heaven and Earth,” “Straight Roads of the Great Qin,” “Painting of the Dragon,” “Running the Tide,” and “Long Live Youth.”

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