We are traveling China in August/september, and wanted to put a shoutout to fellow travelers...Wondering if any wayfaring souls have seen/ experienced/ know of places or people who might make a good documentary...Have you said to yourself "Hey THIS would make a great story!!??" We don't necessarily want to document the olympics, but venture on to outer realms, bring back a little piece of China for our film fest....
Thinking maybe culture, customs, religion, environment , who makes a good wonton???
thanks so much...skippity do da
how about people doing tai chi in the parks in the morning/afternoon? or singing opera in the parks? orrr you could pick a hutong and take photos and talk about the disappearing hutongs in beijing as they tear them down to "beautify" the city in prep for the olympics. there are sooo many things in beijing that would make awesome photo opportunities. if you're here for 2 days i'm sure you'll find PLENTY to occupy your lens.
In Tianjin there is a lady who is a bit of a philanthropist. She lived in the US for a long time, started volunteering and has come back to China and is motivating the spirit of volunteerism here. She is a real "firecracker" of a lady. I have made real inroads into the community through her. If you message me privately with more details, I can forward them to her.
Im here in China now and have just left Xian where a man from Preston UK sold everything he owned and left his high paid job in financing to go travelling, he came to Xian (terracotta soilders land) and was struck by how many homeless people there are here, and no one does anything for them. So with his own cash and much curiosity for the government he started the very first soup kitchen. I went along and helped out and I shall be writing up that blog soon. His name is Tony Day and he is an amazing man, this week he has collected enough clothing, tents and cash to give aid in Sichuan, if you want to email me Ill give you his details, he is a rare find.