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The Everlasting Flame: Beijing 2008
The Everlasting Flame: Beijing 2008, directed by Gu Jun, will be screened at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
From Gu Jun, world-renowned director of the Chinese Academy Award film Dream Weavers - Beijing 2008, comes The Everlasting Flame: Beijing 2008, the official documentary of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Watch as the film follows several Olympic Athletes from preparation at home to record-breaking success. Discover the importance of pride in one's country, from the remarkable Opening Ceremony on 08/08/08 to the showcase of Modern China at one of the most memorable Olympic Games ever.
The following Olympic Athletes are featured in this film:
* Liu Xiang (China)
* The Chinese Gymnastics Team
* Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia)
* Tomasc Wylenzek (Germany)
* Sara Khoshjamal-fekri (Iran)
* Hadi Saei Bonehkohal (Iran)
* Usain Bolt (Jamaica)
* Asafa Powell (Jamaica)
* Steven Lopez (USA)
* Kyle Bennett (USA)
35mm print provided courtesy of China Central Newsreel and Documentary Film Studio.
Not Rated. Running time: 110 minutes.
Directed by Jun Gu, Written by Qi Wu
Produced by China Central Newsreel and Documentary Film Studio
Presented by The International
Asia Pacific Arts interviewed Gu Jun about her Olympics work (she also produced DreamWeavers about the games). Click here to read and watch the interview.
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