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2016 / China/ 80 minutes/ Chinese/ Documentary

Director: Chuan Lu

Script: David Fowler, Brian Leith, Phil Chapman, Chuan Lu

Producers: Phil Chpman, Roy Conli, Brian Leith

Director of Photography: Irmin Kerck, Justin Maguire, Shane Moore, Rolf Steinmann, Paul Stewart

Editor: Matt Meech

Sound: Barnaby Taylor

Narrator: Xun Zhou,John Krasinski

Production company: Chuan Films, Disneynature


Synopsis

Disneynature's new True Life Adventure film "Born In China" takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden snub-nosed monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard-an elusive animal rarely caught on camera-faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. No matter harsh natural environment or natural enemies’ threat, nothing can stop these wild animals’ trying to follow their species’ life journey, growth and development law, which were formed during their thousands of years natural evolution, and finally finish the natural circle.

Director’s profile

Lu Chuan is a Chinese filmmaker, screenwriter and producer. Hailed as a major new voice in Chinese cinema, Lu wrote and directed his debut film The Missing Gun, which was selected the Top 10 Chinese Film Screenplay by Taiwan Government Information Office and also selected into the competition of Venice International Film Festival. In 2004, the film Kekexili: Mountain Patrol he wrote and directed won many awards in China including Huabiao Award, and also won Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival. In 2009, his war drama City of Life and Death won  the Best Film and Best Cinematography Awards at 57th San Sebastian Film Festival, the Achievement in Directing for the film at 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Awards and the Best Director Award at 4th Asian Film Awards. The historical film The Last Supper he wrote and directed was released in 2012. On 30 September 2015, he directed Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe, which is an adaptation of Tianxia Bachang’s best-selling novel Ghost Blows Out the Light. The film made 682 million box office and won the Best Director and Golden Angel Award of 2015 Chinese American Film Festival, the Best Director and Best Picture of the 7th China Image Film Festival.