11 Out of 1.3 Billion; Football in China

11 Out of 1.3 Billion; Football in China

See also: football-in-china.com Why is China, with 1.3 billion people and a great reputation in sports, not able to form a good national football team? 11 out of 1.3 Billion; Football in China will show the challenges of Chinese football by following six year old Kevin. He is talented and crazy about football.

Kevins dad is an exception to the Chinese social rules because he supports (maybe even pushes) him to go to a special primary football school. By sacrificing his own career and spend every free hour on Kevins training he may finally fulfil his own childhood dream. Along the way we meet players, coaches, fans and specialists who all have their own ideas about Chinese football and Kevins chances to ever play in a glorious Chinese team. Will Kevin fulfil his dad’s childhood dream and be part of a better Chinese football future? Chinese football There is certainly a will to win in Chinese football. Large sums of money are spent on foreign football professionals like Drogba and coach Francesco Lippi. David Beckham is now even hired as “image ambassador” for Chinese football. When he visited Shanghai seven people got injured just trying to get a glimps of him, proving football is popular in China. But is attracting foreign talent enough to raise the general level of football? Can the art of football be copied, like so many other things in China? Why do you hardly see any young kids kick a ball in the streets between the new high-rises? What about the match-fixing scandals in the past, and what does ‘our man in China’ Arie Haan think of it? Through some famous and some less famous players, coaches and fans a surprising image if China as football country is drawn. Interviews are illustrated with footage from the Chinese football practise. The film is informative and entertaining. 11 Out of 1.3 Billion: Football in China is the first film about football in China and is full of ambition, enthusiasm and surprises. A must see for Football fans and people interested in Chinese culture alike. A perfect preparation for the international match between the Netherlands and China this summer. Check www.football-in-china.com for even more information!

  • In cooperation with AboutAsia and Bonanza Films
  • Currently in production
  • Planned release: 2019
  • Languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, Spanish, German, French

Check www.football-in-china.com

In China | Beijing | NEXT architects (John vd Water)

In China | Beijing | NEXT architects (John van de Water)


English subtitles available by pressing ‘captions’ button.

A series of Architecture Videos made in China for ArchiNed. John van de Water visits a sales point of one of his projects on a building site. The model of the new built area is quite spectacular. The sales are going quite well. Being close to IKEA is a big selling point.

John van de Water is architect and author of the book “You can’t change China, China changes you“.

  • production, camera, editing, translation, subtitles
  • see the NEXT website

In this series:

In China | Beijing | NEXT architects (John vd Water)
A series of Architecture Videos made in China for ArchiNed. John van de Water visits a sales point on a building site. The model of the new built area is quite spectacular. Being close to IKEA is a big selling point. Continue reading
In China | Kunming | BEAR-iD
The assignment was to make an eco-friendly building, but did it work out? What about eco-friendly building in China in general? And how does Feng Shui influence the design. Continue reading
In China | Tianjin | MVRDV
MVRDV in Tianjin. Two thirds of this project appears to be a copy of MVRDV's original first third. And how do Chinese adapt the style of their facade? Continue reading
In China | Guangzhou | Mark Hemel
Mark Hemel | In China | (16X9.NL)
Information Based Architecture is a small Dutch architecture office that built one of the biggest towers in the world, the 600m Canton Tower in Guangzhou. Mark Hemel explains in the tower how the design was so complicated that it could not be changed. Continue reading
In China | Shanghai | After World Expo 2010
A series of architecture videos made in China for ArchiNed. A report about the World Expo area, two years after the event. Continue reading

In China | Tianjin | MVRDV

In China | Tianjin | MVRDV

(select subtitles in english or dutch)

A series of Architecture Videos made in China for ArchiNed. This episode featuring Martine Vledder from MVRDV in Tianjin. Two thirds of this project appears to be a copy of MVRDV’s original first third…  And how do Chinese adapt the style of their facade?

  • production, camera, editing

In this series:

In China | Beijing | NEXT architects (John vd Water)
A series of Architecture Videos made in China for ArchiNed. John van de Water visits a sales point on a building site. The model of the new built area is quite spectacular. Being close to IKEA is a big selling point. Continue reading
In China | Kunming | BEAR-iD
The assignment was to make an eco-friendly building, but did it work out? What about eco-friendly building in China in general? And how does Feng Shui influence the design. Continue reading
In China | Tianjin | MVRDV
MVRDV in Tianjin. Two thirds of this project appears to be a copy of MVRDV's original first third. And how do Chinese adapt the style of their facade? Continue reading
In China | Guangzhou | Mark Hemel
Mark Hemel | In China | (16X9.NL)
Information Based Architecture is a small Dutch architecture office that built one of the biggest towers in the world, the 600m Canton Tower in Guangzhou. Mark Hemel explains in the tower how the design was so complicated that it could not be changed. Continue reading
In China | Shanghai | After World Expo 2010
A series of architecture videos made in China for ArchiNed. A report about the World Expo area, two years after the event. Continue reading

Urbanisation in China; happiness is seen everywhere

Urbanisation in China; Happiness is seen everywhere

 

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* Full version now available online!

A Journey of Wonder in Shanghai
In China urbanisation is at full pace. New neighborhoods and cities emerge faster than ever before. The inhabitants, often coming from small villages or demolished areas in the city centres, find a new social context in the new cities. The apartments are better than what they were used to, but do they feel at home there? Do the new cities meet their inhabitants’ expectations?

The ‘new rich’ can afford to buy a house in a new themed suburb. But the city centres of Thames Town or Holland Village look empty. These areas seem to be used mainly by frantic newlyweds searching the perfect surrounding for their wedding pictures.

Urbanisation In China: Happiness Is Seen Everywhere provides a background and context for the Chinese urbanisation and specifically lets the inhabitants speak. It is not a romantic picture of pretty old houses and alleys, but shows real situations and open often surprising views in modern China.

  • A jury of film critics and architects have awarded the film as “Best Documentary” at “The International Istanbul Architecture And Urbanism Film Festival” 2011. (title translated as Çin’de KentleÅŸme: Mutluluk Her Yerde). The prize consists of a statue and a cash prize of € 4000.
  • Screened on film festivals in (a.o.) Shanghai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Seoul and the Netherlands.
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  • Released on DVD, published by Architectura & Natura
  • Camera, production, editing
  • DVD and Full-HD MP4
  • Supported by the Netherlands Architecture Fund
  • In cooperation with Urban Language
  • Extra on the DVD: 16 MM Mao Man

Urbanisation in China; happiness is seen everywhere (DVD cover)

News items:

  • November 2012: Urbanisation in China is translated into Korean in order to be screened on the Seoul International Architecture Film Festival, Nov.8th / 14th 2012.
  • September 2012: Urbanisation in China will be screened on saturday 22 september 2012 in Frankfurt on the China in Motion Festival . I will do a Q&A after the screening.
  • October 2011:Urbanisation in China” has been selected by a jury of film critics, directors and architects as best documentary at the Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Film Festival.
  • The screening of “Urbanisation in China” will be the final act of the Chinese Triptych exhibition @ Casla architecture institute, Almere. June 15, 8 pm. Free admission. See the website for details. 
  • The film has been screened at the MiNi Film Festival in Shanghai (April 23 & 24, Dutch Design Workspace). Interviews and articles in Time Out Shanghai, Global Times, Smart Shanghai and Creative Hunt.
    Thanks to all people who came to this great mini festival, the cinema room was just overcrowded. Special thanks to the people asking smart questions at the Q&A!
  • The DVD is “Book” of the month April at ArchiNed.
  • Screening in CASLA architecture centre (almere) during exhibition Chinees Drieluik: De alledaagse, Netwerk en Groene Newtown. From april 8 – june 20.
  • Radio interview CRTV about the film. Available as podcast.
  • Presentation of the DVD in Architectura & Natura, Amsterdam (3-3-2011). The DVD is for sale now!
  • A preview of the documentary was shown at the presentation of the book “Shanghai New Towns” (Harry den Hartog)(nov 30, 2010).

 

english / chinese – ISBN 978-94-614001-5-4
60 minutes + extra’s. RRP 12,50 euro
extra on the DVD: 16 MM Mao Man (short doc)

Send an email for more information (contact details on the right)

In China | Shanghai | After World Expo 2010

In China | Shanghai | After World Expo 2010

A series of architecture videos made in China for ArchiNed. A report about the World Expo area, two years after the event. The Italians are taking over the area, and even had a bit of the Dutch Pavilion cut off. (subtitled)

In this series:

In China | Beijing | NEXT architects (John vd Water)
A series of Architecture Videos made in China for ArchiNed. John van de Water visits a sales point on a building site. The model of the new built area is quite spectacular. Being close to IKEA is a big selling point. Continue reading
In China | Kunming | BEAR-iD
The assignment was to make an eco-friendly building, but did it work out? What about eco-friendly building in China in general? And how does Feng Shui influence the design. Continue reading
In China | Tianjin | MVRDV
MVRDV in Tianjin. Two thirds of this project appears to be a copy of MVRDV's original first third. And how do Chinese adapt the style of their facade? Continue reading
In China | Guangzhou | Mark Hemel
Mark Hemel | In China | (16X9.NL)
Information Based Architecture is a small Dutch architecture office that built one of the biggest towers in the world, the 600m Canton Tower in Guangzhou. Mark Hemel explains in the tower how the design was so complicated that it could not be changed. Continue reading
In China | Shanghai | After World Expo 2010
A series of architecture videos made in China for ArchiNed. A report about the World Expo area, two years after the event. Continue reading

In China | Guangzhou | Mark Hemel

In China | Guangzhou | Mark Hemel


English subtitles available by pressing the ‘captions’ button.

A series of architecture videos made in China for ArchiNed. Information Based Architecture is a small Dutch architecture office that built one of the biggest towers in the world, the 600m Canton Tower in Guangzhou. How was the building influenced by the Chinese client? Mark Hemel explains in the tower how the design was so complicated that it could not be changed.

English subtitles available by pressing the ‘captions’ button.

In this series:

In China | Beijing | NEXT architects (John vd Water)
A series of Architecture Videos made in China for ArchiNed. John van de Water visits a sales point on a building site. The model of the new built area is quite spectacular. Being close to IKEA is a big selling point. Continue reading
In China | Kunming | BEAR-iD
The assignment was to make an eco-friendly building, but did it work out? What about eco-friendly building in China in general? And how does Feng Shui influence the design. Continue reading
In China | Tianjin | MVRDV
MVRDV in Tianjin. Two thirds of this project appears to be a copy of MVRDV's original first third. And how do Chinese adapt the style of their facade? Continue reading
In China | Guangzhou | Mark Hemel
Mark Hemel | In China | (16X9.NL)
Information Based Architecture is a small Dutch architecture office that built one of the biggest towers in the world, the 600m Canton Tower in Guangzhou. Mark Hemel explains in the tower how the design was so complicated that it could not be changed. Continue reading
In China | Shanghai | After World Expo 2010
A series of architecture videos made in China for ArchiNed. A report about the World Expo area, two years after the event. Continue reading