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FEET UNBOUND

Khee JIN NG

Australia / 2006 / 87'

A young woman retraces the footsteps of The Long March and encounters untold stories of courage and hope in the face of extreme deprivation and brutality. This is the never-before-told story of the Chinese Red Army’s teenage female soldiers of The Long March, a massive military retreat of over 200,000 troops on foot over 12,500 kilometres that lasted from 1934 to 1937.
Elly, a 28-year-old journalist from Beijing embarks on a 5,000-kilometre odyssey that takes her from Cangxi in Central China to Xingxingxia in the Gobi Desert northwest of China. Along the way she uncovers the tragic and chilling story of the destruction of the Western Route Army, the greatest military failure of the Chinese Red Army.

Director

Khee JIN NG

He grew up in Singapore and attended the University of Michigan. He went on to spend the following 15 years in advertising as a copywriter and creative director. In 1993 he founded Mooson Advertising in Singapore. Nel 2001 Khee-Jin decided to indipendently produce a documentary film about The Long March and 2004 he moved to Perth with his family where he continued to pursue the film Feet Unbound through his Australian production company.

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