Since 2012, Chinese society has developed rapidly, and 1.4 billion people have written a brilliant chapter in the pursuit of their dreams.

The domestic documentaries are also passing by, leaving countless moments worth remembering.

  Lonely sometimes, wonderful often.

The emergence of "A Bite of China" in 2012 heralded the emergence of Chinese documentary films.

Since then, excellent works have continued to emerge, the cultural positioning has become clearer, and the industrial model has gradually become clear.

Facing the ever-changing media environment, domestic documentaries strive to capture the details of daily life while reflecting major themes, and capture young audiences. With the help of advanced technology and the development of media convergence, online audio-visual platforms and traditional TV stations have created synergies. Form a vigorous posture.

In the past ten years, Chinese documentaries have been leaping forward in terms of genre and content, and finally found a development route with Chinese characteristics.

In the "people-centered" creative orientation, he grasps China's speed, China's strength and China's temperature, and focuses on thousands of households.

  Hear the sound of national rejuvenation

  Every major time node of the country and nation, the documentary, as a "national album", can always gather the most unforgettable collective memories in the hearts of Chinese people.

A series of documentaries on major history, major revolutions, and major reality themes serve as an important window for audiences to understand history and take care of the future, and have always been close to the forefront of national development.

  To celebrate the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up, documentaries such as "Let's Walk Together - A Tribute to the 40th Anniversary of Reform and Opening Up" and "The Only Way" focus on the changing stories of Chinese society.

On the occasion of celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, documentaries such as "Lovely China" and "Colorful New China" have portrayed the life of ordinary Chinese in the past 70 years.

In 2021, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, there will be a series of excellent works such as "The Years in France", "The Party's Daughter", "Remember the Road", "Dare to Teach the Sun and the Moon to Change the New Sky", and "Hundreds of Forged Steel: 100 Years of the Communist Party of China".

  Some high-quality masterpieces have brought forth new ideas, showing a real, three-dimensional and comprehensive China with a higher position and a wider perspective.

"Fighting the "epidemic" with one heart", "80 days of real shooting in Jinyintan", "Life Fate: Report from Wuhan", "Wuhan: My Diary of the "epidemic" war" and "First-level Response" in 2021 and other anti-epidemic documentaries, tell the story The tenacity and tenacity of the Chinese people during the fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic has conveyed the great love in the world.

Documentaries such as "Get Out of Poverty", "Minning Chronicle", "A Well-off Great Country", "Rise: China's Poverty Alleviation", "The Story of 100 Million People's Poverty Alleviation", and "The People's Well-off Society" focus on the decisive battle against poverty and the process of building a well-off society in an all-round way, documenting the reduction of humankind. Great miracle in the history of poverty.

  Documentaries have natural advantages in shaping the country's image and conveying the voice of China. Through their sincere storytelling, they have won a good reputation, strengthened the building of international communication capabilities, and enhanced their global influence.

  Write a never-ending epic of the people

  In recent years, many domestic documentaries have paid attention to individual life and real life.

These documentaries contain humanistic care, adopt the perspective of civilians, give fun to ordinary life, give truth to trivial stories, infect people with warm details of life, and touch people with down-to-earth daily life.

Works such as "The Last Female Village Postman", "Natural Watcher - A Dilemma" and "For the Land of Reluctance" have explored the power of ordinary individuals in the context of the grand era, and "The Chinese Way of Living" leads the audience to deepen the understanding of ordinary people corner of life.

"Reunion in Images" takes historical images as an entry point, and together with the audience, explores the daily necessities of ordinary people, condensing the struggle of the Chinese people.

  Culture is the spiritual foundation of a country and a nation.

In the past ten years, historical and cultural documentaries have stood out from the vast sea of ​​cultural products, constantly meeting the growing needs of the people for a better life.

"I Repair Cultural Relics in the Forbidden City" shows the inner world and daily life of cultural relic restorers; works such as "If National Treasures Can Talk" and "Words From Meeting You" tell historical stories to young people through fashionable and lively audio-visual language I love it; documentaries such as "China" and "China in the Fine Arts" show the splendid epic of Chinese civilization with superb audio-visual means.

  The creators of the documentary have done a lot of thinking and exploration around the question of "for whom", and gradually developed the aesthetic concept of "people's record".

In the past ten years, with the broad vision and vivid practice of the people creating a better era as the main scene, the documentary truly tells the story of the people's struggle, exploration and dedication for a better life.

  Seize the once-in-a-lifetime development opportunity

  Entering the 21st century, the industrialization practice of domestic documentaries has been continuously enriched, opening up an unprecedented new situation.

With the strong support of the state for documentaries, the professional construction of documentary channels has become the focus of development.

In 2011, the country's first documentary channel, CCTV Documentary Channel, was broadcast. After that, Beijing Documentary Channel, Shanghai Documentary Channel, and Hunan Golden Eagle Documentary Channel were broadcast on the stars one after another.

  In 2015, international cooperation in documentaries was further promoted.

The documentary "Fantastic China" co-produced by China Continental Communication Center and Discovery Channel of the United States, and the documentary "A Bird's Eye View of China" co-produced by China Continental Communication Center and National Geographic Channel of the United States have been broadcast successively.

On January 30 this year, the State Administration of Radio and Television issued the "Opinions on Promoting the High-Quality Development of Documentary in the New Era", pointing out that "it is necessary to deeply implement the promotion and support projects for the foreign dissemination of Chinese documentaries, and support excellent domestic documentaries to go out".

Documentary Sino-foreign cooperation has since reached a new level.

  In 2015, the large-scale online self-produced outdoor documentary program "Lover Xing" had a great impact.

Since then, cross-platform creation of documentaries, cross-media creation and dissemination, and cross-genre narratives have continued to emerge.

"Where Did the Guest Come From" leads the audience on a journey to find their roots in the mode of "documentary + reality show".

"500 Yuan Happiness" and "Guardian Liberation West" made bold breakthroughs in traditional documentaries in terms of content and shooting methods.

  Under the trend of media integration, Chinese documentaries continue to innovate and expand their market scale. From the past high-cold art form to popular cultural products, they are playing an increasingly important role in enriching people's spiritual and cultural life and helping the development of public cultural services. big effect.

  Those splendid faces, ordinary daily life, and picturesque green waters and green mountains are the most beautiful footnotes of vivid China, and they are the highlight moments of the documentaries in the past ten years.

In the future, domestic documentaries will adhere to historical philosophy, cultural expression, and aesthetic creation, and tell a credible, lovely and respectable China with grand bearing and magnificent poetry.


Yang Chenghu Li Yilin

Yang Chenghu Li Yilin

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