“But, soon, we realize that it's us
who are peculiar and foreign.
For the people to the other side of the camera,
we're completely unknown
and perhaps a bit ridiculous.”
Spoiler alert: this movie isn't about China.
The context is that of the early 1970s, in the aftermath of that Cultural Revolution that dramatically shaped the face of 中国, the Middle Kingdom, to this day.
Chung Kuo Cina was one of the very first attempts by the newly founded Chinese…