New film reflects epic changes in rural China
As the first of its kind, Zhanqi Village -- a cinematic feature to reflect China's epic changes in the vast countryside thanks to the country's rural revitalization policies -- will open across Chinese mainland on May 25.
Based on real stories taking place in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province, the film tells the story of a village Party secretary who leads local young people to seek opportunities and develop distinctive industries.
Recently, more than 50 film critics, researchers and rural revitalization experts gathered at a seminar after a sneak preview of the film in a downtown Beijing cinema.
Veteran scriptwriter Song Fangjin, also deputy head of the China Cinema Literature Association, said the film successfully visualizes China's great shift from ending extreme poverty to the revitalization of rural areas.