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Mini documentary turns lens on Sino-foreign friendship
Despite being separated by a distance of over 9,000 kilometers, British sports game anchor Richard Heathcote and his Chinese friend Zhang Xu have never seen their years-long friendship dampened.
Their story is among the many told in the mini-documentary series Encounters in China, which features 35 5-minute episodes about friendship between Chinese people and foreigners. The series has run on Chinese digital platforms starting Nov 19, and will air in the United States on Nov 30.
Arthouse films, documentaries set for bigger release
More art house films and high-quality documentaries, which are often unfairly marginalized in mainstream film market for their limited business value, may have more chance to be distributed and screened in Chinese cinemas, thanks to a new agreement reached in Beijing on Thursday.