Tracking four American friends and their Chinese guide on a 1,000-mile bicycle trip between China’s two largest cities. Documenting their journey with only the camera gear and clothing packed on their bikes, the filmmakers explores the world’s most populous nation without the aid of support vehicles, capturing an intimate portrait of China from a vantage point just a few feet off the ground.
Exclusive interviews with noted environmental leader Ma Jun (named one of the “100 most influential persons in the world” by Time Magazine in May 2006) and China urbanization specialist Kam Wing Chan provide expert commentary on the population’s urban/rural divide, the environmental impact of China’s rapid growth, and the relationship between China and the United States. The film premiered on PBS affiliate KCTS 9 as part of the Reel NW series in December 2010.
**Winner of DIRECTOR – POST PRODUCTION at the 2010 NATAS Regional Emmy® Awards**
**Nominee for EDITOR – PROGRAM at the 2010 NATAS Regional Emmy® Awards**