Education, Education

Weijun Chen, South Africa, 2012

52 min.Documentary

In ancient times in China, education was the only way out of poverty ¿ in 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.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Education, Education
Danish title Den håbløse skole
Other titles Hvorfor fattigdom? - Den håbløse skole, Why Poverty? - Education, Education, Hvorfor fattigdom? - Den håbløse skole
Keywords Young people, Education, Umemployment, China
Director Weijun Chen
Producer Don Edkins
Director of Photography Chunlin Cheng, Weijun Chen
Editor Gigi Wong
Sound Stef Albertyn
Composer Warrick Sony, Paul Mottram
Production country South Africa, China
Production companies Steps International
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, Danske Filminstitut, DR TV
Danish theatrical release 25.11.2012
Cinemas Alle 8 film vises 25. nov - 2. dec. 2012
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production companies Steps International
Co-producer BBC, ZDF, The Open University, VPRO - Television, NRK Norsk Rikskringskasting, YLE TV1, ARTE, SVT
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with ERT-1
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut, Danske Filminstitut, DR TV


Direction Weijun Chen
Assistant director Chunlin Cheng


Producer Don Edkins
Production assistant Liu Xiaquan
Production assistant Song Chao


Cinematographer Chunlin Cheng
Cinematographer Weijun Chen


Stills Chunlin Cheng


Editor Gigi Wong
Editing supervisor Erez Laufer
Online editor Ronet van der Walt


Music Warrick Sony
Music Paul Mottram


Sound Stef Albertyn

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