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Beijing hosts 2016 Looking China Golden Lenses Awards

Editor: Qian Ding 丨CCTV.com

11-28-2016 17:59 BJT

By Qian Ding, CNTV reporter

2016 Looking China Golden Lenses Awards Ceremony was held in Beijing Normal University on Sunday, Nov.27th.


Dean of the Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture, the founder of “Looking China” project Huang Huilin, president of Beijing Normal University , Dong Qi, Embassies’ representatives and others were in attendance. Some participants were acknowledged for winning 1 First Prize, 5 Second Prizes, 9 Third Prizes, 2 Best Artistic Presentation Awards, 2 Best Culture Discovery Awards and several Best Organization Awards.

 ‘1st Prize’ winner - The Horse Land

Out of curiosity of horse worship, filmmaker Dmitry Konoplv (Israel) traveled from Tel Aviv, Israel to Wushen County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to observe the close relationship between the Mongolian people and their horses.

 ‘2nd Prize’winner - Search for the Manchus

After centuries of contact with Han Chinese, Manchu culture seems fading from memory and only a handful of people can speak the Manchu language. Filmmaker Evan Luchkow (Canada) travels to Jilin province to discover what contemporary Manchu culture looks like against the backdrop of a rapidly-modernizing China. The film reflects the complexities of Manchu culture’s inheritance and decline.

‘2nd Prize’& Best Cultural Discovery Awards - Portraits for You

From the view of a little Xibo girl that takes a closer look at the relationship between a girl and her grandmother, this film illustrates Xibo people’s understanding and inheritance of their ethnic culture in terms of language, folk song, dance and so on in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The directer is Pedro Nishiyama from Brazil.

‘2nd Prize’winner - My Love - Li Sister

Following the characters’ lives, this film, set in Hainan province, recounts both the protagonist’s and Dutch filmmaker Ena Omerovic’s own stories, revealing Li girl’s cultural traditions while reminding the filmmaker’s own cultural identity. Two cultural identities have provoked interesting comparisons in the film.

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