In today's go-go China, an old city completely destroyed by a devastating earthquake can be rebuilt -- boasting new and improved civic amenities -- in an astoundingly quick two years. But, as this film reveals, the journey from the ruined old city of Bichuan to the new Bichuan nearby is long and heartbreaking for the survivors. Three families struggle with loss -- most strikingly the loss of children and grandchildren -- and feelings of loneliness, fear and dislocation that no amount of propaganda can disguise. First-time director Zhao Qi offers an intimate look at a country torn between tradition and modernity.
 

More Episodes

  • The Genius of Marian
  • After Tiller
  • Big Men
  • A World Not Ours
  • StoryCorps Shorts: A Good Man
  • Good Soil
  • Listening Is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps Special
  • StoryCorps Shorts: Me and You
  • StoryCorps Shorts: Marking the Distance
  • The Law in These Parts
  • xoxosms
  • Grounded By Reality
  • StoryCorps Shorts: Sundays at Rocco's
  • Sound of Vision
  • StoryCorps Shorts: A Family Man
  • StoryCorps Shorts: Facundo the Great
  • StoryCorps Shorts: Eyes on the Stars
  • StoryCorps Shorts: To R.P. Salazar, with Love
  • Project VoiceScape: This Gay and Age
  • Project VoiceScape: Musical Warrior
  • Project VoiceScape: The DREAMER
  • StoryCorps Shorts: John and Joe
  • StoryCorps Shorts: She Was The One
  • StoryCorps Shorts: Always a Family


Comments

Share your thoughts, questions, and comments on "POV" here.
 

Web Series: Makin’ Friends With Ryan Miller

Vermont transplant and Guster frontman Ryan Miller seeks out far-fetched friends across the state! Available exclusively online.

Vermont Winners!

Check out winning Vermont entries to the 2014 PBS Kids Writers Contest!

Videos & Games for Kids

Tons of videos and games for children from PBS!

Lifelong Learning

PBS Kids - Tons of videos and games for children from PBS!

Educator Resources - Lesson plans, online courses, and videos for teachers and parents.


Vermont PBS Weekly

Our weekly email newsletter highlighting upcoming shows and important station news. Sign Up Today!

Vermont PBS

204 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-4800
© 2014 Vermont PBS
All Rights Reserved

Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn Pinterest