Kung fu, tai chi, Wing Chun - China's martial arts have many faces. Used as a mean of attack, self-defense or merely to train for the perfect balance between body and mind, many of the techniques have established themselves as active sports to this day. But where did the tradition orginate? What did the Shaolin Monks have to do with it? And how did these techniques find their way to the big screen? Explore the history of martial arts with Guy on IT'S HISTORY!
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Dumas, Raechel (2009): Kung Fu Production for Global Consumption. The Depoliticization of Kung Fu in Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle. In: Style 9 (1), 65-85
Jafarzadeh, Meghdad et al (2013): Study of Wuxia as an Aesthetic and Economic Phenomenon in Conten ~porary Chinese Cinema. In: Anvanca Cinema 2013, 788-795.
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Presented by: Guy Kiddey
Script by: Martin Haldenmair
Translated by: Guy Kiddey
Directed by: Daniel Czepelczauer
Director of Photography: Markus Kretzschmar
Music: Markus Kretzschmar
Sound Design: Bojan Novic
Editing: Markus Kretzschmar
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Based on a concept by Florian Wittig and Daniel Czepelczauer
Executive Producers: Astrid Deinhard-Olsson, Spartacus Olsson
Head of Production: Michael Wendt
Producer: Daniel Czepelczauer
Social Media Manager: Laura Pagan and Florian Wittig
Contains material licensed from British Pathé
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