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The Seven Hundred Million

Year: 1964
Language: English
Runtime: 88 min
Director: Patrick Watson
Producer: Patrick Watson
Writer: Roy Faibish, Jim Carney
Cinematographer: Erik Durschmied
Editor: Paul Harris
Music: Harry Freedman
: Budd Knapp
Production Company: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

This sympathetic documentary profile of modern China (the first shot in the People’s Republic of China by a North American television crew) was made by filmmakers associated with the acclaimed CBC current-affairs series This Hour Has Seven Days. In addition to interviews with Chinese officials, it also features some extraordinary sequences depicting a young Chinese family and life on a commune.

By: Peter Morris

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