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.