“…its pictures, crossing the country from Xinjiang to Xiamen, are fascinating and beautiful.” – Mike Hale, New York Times
“It touches a lot of the hot buttons…the continuing dominance of the Chinese Communist Party and religious oppression of the nation’s Catholics, Tibetan Buddhists and Falun Gong adherents.” – Aaron Barnhart, Kansas City Star
CHINA FROM THE INSIDE, is a series of documentaries, shot in high-definition, that explore China through Chinese eyes to see how their history has shaped them — and where their present is taking them. Few programs have gone beyond China’s economic miracle to deal with the issues that this series takes on: governance, women, nature and freedom. Filmmaker Jonathan Lewis was granted access to regions deep inside China where few, if any, Western journalists have been permitted.
Episodes one, “Power and the People” and two, “Women of the Country” air on NPT-Channel 8 on Wednesday, January 10 starting at 8:00 p.m. CST. Episodes three, “Shifting Nature” and four, “Freedom and Justice” air on Wednesday, January 17 beginning at 8 p.m. CST.