I like this 2 guys. They’re brothers Jeff Hutchens & Peter Hutchens. One a photographer, one a filmmaker. Together they bring us Somewhere In China; a National Geographic documentary featuring their journey back to China to capture the change of time in this multi-ethnic, multi-facade country.
They had lived in China during their younger days when their parents were teaching in a university in Harbin.
What I like about this documentary is they (this 2 boys) converse in Mandarin to the locals & then repeat ’em in English so that the viewers can understand. You get the closeness feeling.
Yes this 2 boys speak Mandarin better than I can understand.
And the filmography & photography featured in this documentary is out of this world!
I’ve been sticking my nose at this documentary since it started in September. Oh yeah! There are so many exciting experiences in this documentary that I can fondly recall back.
Such as… the two boys learned to play crossbow with Lisu man who has a funky house that can be reached by zipline only, visiting Labrang Monastery in Gangsu & being kicked out later, the silk road journey… wow, playing polo using a headless goat with the Kyrzyg tribe, the sight of Uygur Muslims in Kashgar (Xinjiang) praying at the dawn of Ramadan and many many more. 😀
I think there’s 2 or 3 episodes left. Don’t miss Somewhere in China, every Sunday 7pm at Astro National Geographic Channel (553).
Check out Jeff Hutchens photography site.
Mhmmm, i have to check this documentary out. Trying to learn photography myself, but nada.
I wanna watch too… but Sunday at 7pm usually no free ler… When is the repeat time?
I think they’re more Chinese than I do lah. At least, they really understand the Chinese’s culture…
Dawn, not sure US is showing this documentary or not.
Neo, sorry dunno the repeat time. :tongue:
Kok, cannot compare ma. They lived there before & they’ve visited China plenty of time.
Sigh… I missed all of the episodes. :crying:
Hope to catch the re-runs on Astro..
Angie Tan, I think got 2 more epis left. Yesterday was about the 3 Gorges Dam. AMAZING! They even when to the place where Yangtze River used to be… before the flooding.
I also like this kind of documentary series.. 😀
Keeyit, ya watch this?
I also heard that the show is good. But no luck, cause I only have one astro decoder at home.
Jam, who’s the tv king/queen in your house?
The title of the series in Canada is Lost in China.
I saw the series about a year or so ago and really enjoyed.
Trying to get a copy is difficult. Not available in North America for some reason.
Maybe I’ll order a copy form the UK.
Give me this documentary anytime. I love it 🙂
Not sure where to get a copy. Maybe at Natgeo website?
Great documentary. While drinking vodka in an ice bar in Harbin, their father appear from nowhere. Later it was told that the producer arrange the surprise while their father was on his way to Cambodia. Cheer..
Hi Reduan, indeed a great docu. Funny, I have no memory of their father’s visit. It’s been 8 years plus since I last watched it.