Best Documentary Movies of 1908
Story of the Silk Moth
In and Through China: China of the Present Day
These extraordinary views of life and landscape in Beijing were filmed during the last years of China's Qing dynasty, before the 1911 Xinhai Revolution overthrew imperial rule. The focus is on everyday life, and the views of hawkers, laborers, traders, and artisans reveal the city’s vibrant street culture. Especially striking is the shot of a barber preening his client’s 'Manchu queue' hairstyle.
Monkeyland, a Jungle Romance
A jungle travelogue looking for monkeys.