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Film exhibition draws the curtain in Guangxi

Updated: 2022-07-04 15:23 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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A forum during the 2nd San Yue San Ethnic Groups Film Exhibition. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The second San Yue San Ethnic Groups Film Exhibition, an event held to raise recognition for Chinese ethnic group-themed movies, ended on Sunday in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

A total of 10 films shortlisted from over 300 titles from nine provinces and regions were screened during the exhibition, providing a chance to examine Chinese filmmakers' new achievements of retelling ethnic group stories since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012.

Over recent years, Guangxi in Southwest China, home to more than 10 ethnic groups, has produced some quality movies about multiple ethnic groups, including Deep in the Clouds, The Gilt of Life, and Spring Returns to My Homeland.

The 2nd San Yue San Ethnic Groups Film Exhibition ended on July 3. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Cui Zuojun, head of Guangxi's Film Administration, said movies about ethnic groups are "a treasure in Chinese cinema's gallery", adding that such artistic creations have entered a golden era, exemplified by more and more such movies created and theatrically released in recent years.

Rao Shuguang, president of China Film Critics Association, said the acclaimed movies not only showcase the rich cultures and customs of ethnic minorities but also reflect their transforming lifestyle in the new era.

Marking a highlight of the exhibition, a special section was set to demonstrate some intangible cultural heritages of the ethnic minorities ranging from ethnic Zhuang women's weaving craftsmanship to distinctive local products.

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The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

The 2022 China International Travel Mart was launched in Kunming, Yunnan province today. The three-day event opened at the Kunming Dianchi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with a theme focusing on smart innovation and high-quality tourism industry aspects.

The news conference was held in the city on Thursday. Zhang Xilong, first class inspector of the Bureau of the International Communication and Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and Lou Kewei, deputy-director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Yunnan province presented the meeting along with academy and entrepreneur representatives.

The conference introduced the preparations and relevant activities of the mart, such as a forum on smart tourism and innovation, a symposium on international travel communication and cooperation in the framework of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and a workshop on the China-Laos railway’s contribution to building an Asian community with a shared future.

According to the news meeting, the 2022 travel mart covers about 80,000 square meters, with about 4,200 standard booths. 71 countries and regions attended the event both online and offline, and 31 domestic provinces, cities and autonomous regions and 261 independent exhibition teams.

Online services will be provided to the overseas buyers and sellers in the light of time zones. They could also have a face-to-face negotiation at the mart as well.

The mart also has diverse displays to show culture and tourism, physical education and tourism, as well as overseas tourism and museums.

The National Cultural Heritage Administration, the Palace Museum and museums from other provinces will attend the travel mart.

At the event, Yunnan province will have 2,000 standard booths in four separate sections; each will show culture tourism, healthy lifestyles, physical education tourism and culture tourism consumption.

The travel mart will also stick to the rules of pandemic prevention and control while having the activities go on smoothly.

The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]
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