This happy life by Yue, Jiang
'People with children, climb through the windows.' This isn't an unusual instruction from the staff of Zhengzhou station, China's busiest train station where giving away a found baby to a fruit vendor and the murder of a passenger by a psychopath are just part of the daily routine. Set against this backdrop THIS HAPPY LIFE is an intimate portrait of two promininent station managers living in a country that is in a complete social transition.
About the series
Interesting Times is a much celebrated four part series showing different aspects of modern life in China. THE WAR OF LOVE is a portrait of a marriage broker. SHAO'S LONG MARCH is about the Chinese army. THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS shows how Chinese politics are implemented in the countryside. And THIS HAPPY LIFE aims to define the concept of political education in China. The series was made as a result of a workshop at the IDFA forum