A new documentary about China’s massive, 1,300-mile-long Great Wall, titled The Great Wall: An Intimate Journey Through History, is due to be screened in cinemas across the country on October 31.
The film, which was directed by Chinese filmmaker Yang Zongyu, is based on a book written by the author, Jia Zhangke.
It is set to be released in cinemases across the UK and Australia in November.
“China has the most beautiful and most beautiful natural landscapes in the world, but that’s not the whole story,” Jia said in a statement.
“I wanted to capture that feeling of wonder and wonderment, and I’ve tried to make this documentary about that.
This is about creating an intimate and beautiful experience that brings you to a different world and brings you into the heart of the Great Wall.”
The Great, or Great Wall as it’s known, was first built by the Chinese emperor Wu-Yin (874-913) in the late 8th century BC and the Great Fire of 917 AD.
It spans an area the size of England, and was the site of the Chinese New Year celebrations.
It remains one of the world’s most awe-inspiring structures.
“If you are going to walk the Great wall, you must do so with your eyes closed,” Yang said in his book.
“And you must be ready to be completely lost for several days, not knowing whether you’re going to see it again.”
“I want you to feel like you are inside the wall, but without the walls, and in a world that is constantly changing.”
Yang said the film, entitled The Great, is about the “difference between the past and the present” and that “this time will not be easy”.
“The story is not about the wall but the journey of the past,” he added.
“It will be different, but it will be better.”
The Great wall is part of a larger project to document the ancient history of China, known as the Silk Road.
The wall is believed to have been constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries BC.
The film will also be screened at the British Library in London.
China has been grappling with the question of how to protect its Great Wall from possible human encroachment, as well as the country’s increasing reliance on unmanned drones and remote sensing technologies to monitor the wall.
A recent survey by the Beijing-based Institute of Cultural Heritage found that the Great Barrier Reef had declined by about half in the past 20 years, and the World Heritage Committee has called on China to consider its own plan to protect the reef.
Yang hopes his documentary will encourage Chinese tourists to get more out of their trips to the Great and Beautiful Wall, and to also make the visit a chance for reflection and reflection.
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