– Media OutReach – 24 December
2021 – The documentary Snow Wonder – The Winter Adventure is now
airing on France Mont Blanc 8. The documentary was produced by the China
Intercontinental Communication Center, the Press Office of the Jilin Provincial
People’s Government, and France Month Blanc 8 under the supervision of the
Press Office of the State Council of the PRC.
From the venerable
Changbai Mountains to the majestic Alps, every snow-capped peak offers humans
the same opportunity to challenge themselves and push themselves further. Snow
Wonder – The Winter Adventure invites skiers from China and France to visit
each other’s countries. They are searching for the coveted powder snow, which
can only be found at certain latitudes – including the Changbai Mountains in
China’s Jilin Province and the Alps in Savoie Department in France. The skiers
stay in touch on their mobile phones as they embark on a journey that displays
the beautiful harmony that exists between man and nature.
Together with top
Chinese snowboarder Wang Lei, Chinese national snowboarding team coach Nino de
Silvestri, French snowboard Olympian Thomas Mermillod-Blondinand other
athletes, the audience will experience rafting through wintery landscapes,
climbs up frozen waterfalls, dives under frozen lakes, and extreme descents
down snow-covered mountain slopes. Through these adventures, they learn about
two beautiful mountain ranges that are located at similar latitudes on opposite
sides of the planet and the unique powder snow that can be found there. The
hosts also interact with the locals and learn about their culture and customs.
Among other things, they try traditional horse-drawn sleds and dog sleds, taste
Manchu hot pot and Savoie cheeses, and learn about traditional Chinese
papercutting and Savoie cheesemaking.
Three years in the
making, Snow Wonder – The Winter Adventure was not an easy project to
complete. The team had to rely on their own creativity and persistence to
capture stunning sceneries in extreme locations. By creating a spectacular
visual experience, they hope to display the unique winter culture, and by
showing exchanges, mutual learning, and shared development between France and
China, they create a vivid interpretation of the deeper meaning of the
community of shared future for mankind.
It is reported
that the documentary will also be aired by China Media Group and shown on social
media platforms in both countries.