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Tricks on the Dead: the Story of the Chinese Labour Corps in WWI 潜龙之殇: 一战中的华工军团
Director:Wang Xinjian, Jordan Paterson
Producer:CCTV-10 Science & Educational Channel, Rare Earth Media Inc., China International Television Corporation
Country / Region:China|Canada
Particular year:2015
Length of time:75min

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'TRICKS ON THE DEAD' is the story of a young Chinese history student who travels from China to Canada and to Europe attempting to unearth the little known history of 140,000 indentured Chinese labourers who dug the trenches and cleared the dead in the First World War in Europe.

The film honours the experience of these Chinese men in this centenary year of WWI to tell their story to the world.