Interesting Times: The Secret of My Success

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Interesting Times: The Secret of My Success
Lin qi da she tou
Directed by Duan Jinchuan
Release date
  • 2002 (2002)
Running time
59 minutes
Country China
Language Chinese

Interesting Times: The Secret of My Success is a 2002 Chinese documentary film by director Duan Jinchuan about China's contemporary politics of democracy[1] and the realities of the one child policy. The director shows how this policy is being implemented in Fanshen, a rural village in Northeast China.

This film is part of the 2002 series 'Interesting Times' showing different aspects of modern life in China:

  • The secret of my success - shows how Chinese politics are implemented in the countryside.
  • The war of love Directors: Duan Jinchuan & Jiang Yue - is a portrait of a marriage broker.
  • Xiao’s long march Director: Wu Gong - about the People's Liberation Army.
  • This happy life Director: Jiang Yue - aims to define the concept of political education in China.


IDFA Award for best Mid-Length Documentary (2002)


  1. ^ Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo and the Future of Political Reform in China, by Elizabeth C. Economy (2010). Council of Foreign Relations

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