“C'est La Vie” explores life stories of different people from all classes of Chinese society with the most sincere insight. We interviews the characters in person, inspiring and educating the audiences by sharing the real story.
The Boxer (30’, 2017)
Boxing bar in Chengdu has become increasingly popular, so that everyone has the opportunity to show their fighting skills. Friday night, big crowds, inside an octagonal cage, goes one duel after another. Winning or losing, what matters is fighting with earnest and courage. This episode takes you into two ordinary people with different backgrounds and occupations, and listens to them why they all choose to stand up for a fight.
A Look Inside of Funeral Home (30’, 2017)
Funeral parlor is the last stop of life that ordinary people would avoid to walk into.However, a group of practitioners repair or dress-up the dead everydayeven though they receive criticism from society and own family members. We go into the funeral parlor in this episode to uncover the inner world of people who work there. Their presence not only helps the deceased to have a dignified farewell, but also brings great comfort to the living people.
Homosexual Marriage in China (30’, 2016)
As of 2016, twenty countries have enacted laws to protect homosexual marriage following the step taken by Netherlands in 2001. In China, where the cultural is relatively conservational, there is still no clear definition on this. This episode focuses on the homosexual community, two couples share their inner world and how they strive to gain recognition from the society. They hope their feelings can be respected, will their dream come true one day?
My Funeral (30’, 2016)
Media from worldwide reports a funeral of a living person held on 2016 New Year’s Eve in a small town in Shandong province. We step into this town and interview the principal for his life experiences to reveal the unknown stories that have led him to this decision. In addition, we visit the beadhouse to uncover present situation of local elderly, they express their concerns in later life.
Expel the Mistress (30’, 2016)
Today's divorce rate increases gradually, which means the decline of marriage stability. Thus, “marriage hospital” comes out in demand to offer relationship consulting for clients. Among all services provided by the hospital, “expel the mistress” becomes the most popular and profitable one with great controversy. We talk to experts on this service and explore how they assist their clients to get through the marriage crisis.
Breathless Village (30’, 2016)
Pneumoconiosis is caused by the continuous inhalation of dust from professional activities, which is unable to be cured at current stage. Patients lose the ability to work and live daily life progressively until death. There are more than one million people suffer from pneumoconiosis in China accumulatively. This episode records the struggling of patients and their family in three small villages in China. When this disease occupies their life as a plague and becomes inevitable fate, how could they confront the future?
Missing People in a Rainstorm (30’, 2016)
A rare rainstorm occurred in Hebei Province on July 19th, 2016, some villages were flooded. It has caused serious casualties, property loss, and many people have been swept away. Few days later, the families of missing people rushed to the site of incident, and began their rough long journey of searching.
Vietnamese Brides (30’, 2016)
Since 1980, foreigners marry Vietnamese women has become the trend. With the economic development, China turned into the largest export market of Vietnamese brides with total number exceeding one hundred thousand. However, social problems such as scam, flee marriage or human trafficking caused by Vietnamese brides took place in recent years. This episode talks about the reasons and cost of this kind of cross-cultural marriage. Do these couples live an ideal life eventually?