Chinese kung fu, an authentic part of Chinese culture, portrays a healthy lifestyle nurturing both body and mind. The documentary film and short-video series Searching for Kung Fu – 12 Traditional Chinese Values, produced by China Daily website, offers a fresh perspective on understanding some of the concepts which are profoundly Chinese.
Directed by US director Laurence Brahm, the series includes a documentary film Searching for Kung Fu, short-video series Searching for Kung Fu – Thirty-Six Strategies and Searching for Kung Fu –12 Traditional Chinese Values.
Searching for Kung Fu series discusses the essence of Chinese kung fu by following the historical footsteps of kung fu masters.
A veteran kung fu lover himself, the director has practiced Chinese martial arts for more than 40 years. In this series, he interviewed many masters and scholars to review the influence of kung fu on the world and its contemporary significance in understanding Chinese culture.
Searching for Kung Fu –12 Traditional Chinese Values is a 12-episode bilingual series. It expands the definition of Chinese kung fu, from a systematic martial art to an overall demonstration of traditional Chinese values – a healthy way of life to inspire and benefit the world.