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Yang-Xun the Peasant Painter (China)

Directed by Deepa Mehta and Paul Saltzman
Canada, 1981 (documentary / children's, 25 minutes, colour, English)

Film Description:
"Fifteen-year-old Nee Yang-Xun, a resident of Huihsien, China, studies painting in the new peasant style. He learns to paint on the basis of how people feel, and carries this out by both sketching and helping in the building of a bridge."
-- WorldCat (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Film Editing: Dan Garson
Production Company: Sunrise Films

Quote about Yang-Xun the Peasant Painter (China)

"Each film [in the Sunrise Films series Spread Your Wings] shows a child reaching a level of maturity as a craftsman, the creation of beautiful objects being an integral part of their lives."
-- Gerry Flahive (source)

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