Posted July 02, 2020 15:51:47A new documentary has been released, highlighting the amazing skills of Chinese preschool students.
The film, called “Binjiang”, was filmed in the city of Chengdu, capital of Fujian province, and is available on Youtube and Netflix.
The video features a wide range of young people in the country learning to solve complex problems using their own language and with help from an interactive game.
The documentary has already won two awards from the International Foundation for Educational Development and is the latest in a series of high-quality videos by The Shanghaiist, the country’s biggest news and culture website.
The film, which was produced by the foundation’s programme team, has also been awarded two Chinese Academy of Sciences awards, one for Best Documentary and one for the Best Educational Programme.
“Binwei’s programme is a wonderful showcase for the amazing talents of Chinese learners,” said director Li Yang, from the foundation.
“In this new documentary, the focus is on the students and their efforts to overcome obstacles to succeed.”
It is also important to highlight the importance of the parents and families of these young people and their commitment to ensure that the young people have a good quality of life.
“I think Binwei has created an amazing film that is very useful for the Chinese education system,” he said.
The Binwei programme is one of more than a dozen programmes funded by the China Science Foundation, a Chinese charity set up in 2001 to promote Chinese science education.
It aims to promote and nurture Chinese science and technology, including in the sciences and engineering, by providing free courses to students, and funding research.
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