Happy Together

General Information

Author/Creator
director Dlouhý, Saša.
Language
Czech, Chinese.
Subtitles
English
Published
Czech Republic : freeSaM : Česká televize, 2014.
Physical Description
DVD (75 min.)

Contents/Summary

Summary
Somewhere in China, there is a small town called Estate of Chinese-Czechoslovak Friendship. In the 1950s, farmers from Czechoslovakia brought tractors and other farming equipment to China as a way of promoting friendship between socialist countries. Local inhabitants remember this still today, and to honour that historic time, they are even building their own small "Chinese Prague" in a new part of the town. In order to promote friendship between nations, young Czech sinologist, Tomáš Jirsák, alias Havran [Czech for "Raven"], arrives to this "Chinese Prague" together with his wife and three children and establishes a Department of Czech Studies at a local university. We witness the adaptation of a deeply religious family to a new environment and learn details from typical life in the world's most populous country. These include different customs, different culture and pervasive industrial pollution, but we also witness a desire to take on large tasks and non-traditional raising of sons.

Subjects

Genre
Documentary films

Bibliographic Information

Holdings

Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 4023Audio Visual-