中國鄰邦大掃瞄

China's Neighbouring Countries
中國鄰邦大掃瞄

China's Neighbouring Countries

中文 4 x 45' / 英文字幕 4 x 45' , 2005
Chinese 4 x 45' / English Subtitles 4 x 45' , 2005
節目介紹 / Introduction
<b>尼泊爾之山國奇譚 (中文 45' / 英文字幕 45' ) </b>

尼泊爾地處中國和印度之間,雖然是名副其實的山地小國,卻是中國最具特色的鄰國之一。這裏是世界登山家的樂園,全球14座8000米以上的山峰,有8座都在尼泊爾。亦因深受兩大鄰國的影響,形成多層次的地理文化。《尼泊爾之山國奇譚》介紹了尼泊爾最引人注目的風情故事,有印佛兩大宗教融合而成的奇特信仰,庫瑪利處女神,世界上最勇敢的雇傭兵廓爾喀(Gurkhas)以及加德滿都的嬉皮士,爲您打開尼泊爾這個神秘國度的門扉。



<b>最後的漁民 (中文 45' / 英文字幕 45') </b>

河豚是一種有毒的海魚,但是把它的毒素去掉以後,郤是日本料理中一道極爲高級的菜肴。在日本河豚的最大産地山口縣下關市,到處可以看到人們爲這種可愛動物所建造的塑像。不過,由於近些年來的過度捕撈,包括河豚在內的所有魚類,數量都在急劇下降,嚴重威脅到當地漁民的生計。下關市過去有一萬多漁民,現在只剩下三千名左右。年輕人中幾乎已經沒有人願意再從事這項古老的職業。也許,我們在這個日本海沿岸城市見到的這些人,就是當地最後一批具傳統意義的漁民了。



<b>東京牛郎 (中文 45' / 英文字幕 45') </b>

日本東京的歌舞伎町是亞洲最大的歡樂街,在這個只有零點五平方公里的地方,卻充斥著5000多家店鋪,包括色情場所,應有盡有。每天在這裏工作和遊玩的人數,超過三十萬。我們今回把目光投向一個特別的群體。他們一般被人稱作「男招待」,或者「牛郎」。他們平均月收入是30萬日元,相當於差不多3000美元。而優秀的「牛郎」一個月更可以賺取幾百萬日元。近年,許多年輕人因貪圖這可觀的收入而投身這個行業。本節目用攝像機記錄他們個人的故事,展現他們獨特的生存狀態。



<b>與日本右翼在一起的日子 (中文 45'  / 英文字幕 45') </b>

日本右翼在中國的「名聲」很大。在去日本之前,對於右翼只是「聽說過,沒見過」。攝製組通過日本一位重要人物的引薦,幾經波折來到大阪,會見了當地一個右翼組織的幾位負責人。在對攝製組進行了一番「政治審查」以後,對方同意了拍攝要求。攝製組用鏡頭記錄下眼前出現一幕幕的場景。這些右翼成員脫下制服,其實就是普通的日本老百姓。他們爲什麽要參加右翼活動?他們有些什麽樣的想法?透過這個節目,便能一一找到答案。




<b>A Closer Look at Nepal (Chinese 45' / English Subtitles 45') </b>

Nepal is small in size but rich in its unique, manifold culture under the influence of its two giant neighbours, China and India. Its breathtaking landscape, with eight out of the world's 14 mountains that are over 8,000-meters high, is a mountaineer's paradise. "A Closer Look at Nepal" showcases the country's most compelling features; its special mix of the Hindu and Buddhist religions; the worship of the Virgin Goddesses; the world's bravest mercenary troop, the Gurkhas; and the hippies in Kathmandu.



<b>The Last of the Puffer Fish Fishermen (Chinese 45' / English Subtitles 45') </b>

Fugu fish (Puffer Fish) is famous for being venomous. In Japan, however, it is equally famed for making splendidly delicious dishes after careful extraction of its deadly poison. Yamaguchi, the largest Fugu trading city in Japan, man-made images of this cute-looking fish can be seen everywhere. Yet, over catching in recent years has depleted the stock, not only of Fugu, but all other kinds of fish as well, gravely threatening the livelihood of local fishermen. The fishing population of Yamaguchi has dropped from over 10,000 to about 3,000. The hardworking, dignified fishermen are the vestige of a long-standing tradition.



<b>Tokyo Gigolos (Chinese 45' / English Subtitles 45') </b>

Kabukicho is Tokyo's famous pleasure quarters. Within a tiny space of 0.5 sq. km, the streets are jam-packed with over 5,000 shops, restaurants and bars, with all types of entertainment parlours, including brothels. Tens of thousands of people work, play and pass by Kabukicho every day. This time, we turn our attention to a special group of people - the "Tokyo gigolos". On average they earn USD3,000 each month, and as much as USD30,000 when business is good. Lucrative earnings is the magnet that draws so many young people to this trade.



<b>Up Close with Japanese Right Wing Activists (Chinese 45' / English Subtitles 45') </b>

We have heard a lot about the right wing activists in Japan, a famous yet notorious clan. Phoenix's crew, ever so inquisitive and curious, gained access to an important member of the Japanese society who introduced them to several right wing representatives. From Tokyo to Osaka, Phoenix made this in-depth documentary about this controversial group in Asian politics. We have recorded a visual diary of these activists going about their daily routines, their motives in joining the right wing group, their thoughts and ideas.