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D-Train Doctors

Hua ming jie
China, 2017, 4 min.

In Chinese with English subtitles.
This film is family friendly.

D-Train Doctors take us inside and underneath Shanghai's Hongqiao high speed trains and the dedicated "train doctors" who ensure the safety and performance of each train before passengers board. Train Doctors are known in China as safety inspectors who check every detail of the train before they are taken from the station. The film takes us face to face with the Train Doctors who must sacrifice holidays and family time to tend to the maintenance of each high speed train that carry millions of passengers each year.

Director's Statement

I am James Hua ming jie, a student studying in Shanghai Film Art Academy. My interests include documentary films, narrative and television. This film showed me the true dedication of people who are unsung and little noticed but are highly important part of Chinese society. I admire the commitment they make and am pleased to be able to shed light on how valuable Train Doctors are to day to day life in China. I hope to continue my work in documentary film and expose interesting stories about life in China.

Category: Documentary.
Themes: World Cinema, Transportation.

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