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Chinese craftsmanship documentary launched in Australia, NZ

Updated: 2022-08-04 11:13 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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The documentary film The Magical Craftsmanship of Suzhou, featuring traditional Chinese intangible cultural heritages, was simultaneously launched in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth in Australia, and Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand on July 28, 2022.

The film produced by the Publicity Department of CPC Suzhou Municipal Committee and jointly manufactured by Suzhou Broadcasting Cooperation and Suzhou Protection and Management Office of Intangible Cultural Heritage, aims to present an elegant and fresh representation of Chinese culture to overseas audiences.

The Magical Craftsmanship of Suzhou focuses on nine handicrafts with long-lasting lineages in Suzhou city, Jiangsu province, and shares the story about Chinese artists, conveying the eastern manufacturing concepts and craftsmanship spirits. On its previous release in North America, it sparked a wide discussion on the eastern aesthetics and the intangible cultural heritages among the audiences.

Before launching in Australia and New Zealand, the documentary was released in North America in June. The film made its overseas debut in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Toronto.