Education, Education

China, South Africa, 2012г., 58 min


Weijun Chen

What does an education get you? In ancient times in China, education was the only way out of poverty – recent times it has been the best way. China’s economic boom and talk of the merits of hard work have created an expectation that to study is to escape poverty. But these days China’s higher education system only leads to jobs for a few, educating a new generation to unemployment and despair.

2012: IDFA (The Netherlands) – competition program
2013: One World International Humans Rights festival (Czech Republic) – competition program
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Weijun Chen

Won numerous nominations and awards for his films. Currently senior producer for documentary production at Wuhan Television Station.

Selected filmography

2012 Education, Education…

2011 Law of the Dragon

2009 The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World

2007 Independent Lens (TV series documentary)

2007 Please Vote for Me