New TV series portrays youthful patriotic fervor
My Life in Yan’an, a TV series to commemorating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, is now showing on China’s major satellite television channels.
Produced by Hunan satellite TV, the serial is helmed by director Sang Hua, and stars sought-after young actor Zheng Kai and actress Sun Xiaoxiao, both of whom play patriotic youths who grow up in the revolutionary era and are ready to sacrifice their lives for their country.
An actor belonging to the generation born after 1980, Zheng says he wants to share the character’s fighting spirit with young audiences and encourage them to shoulder responsibilities.
Show Me First puts graduates in the spotlight
The launch ceremony for The Graduation Song, a large-scale variety show featuring university students born after 1990 who are on the threshold of graduation, was held on June 20 in Beijing.
Produced by Show Me First, a CCTV program putting the spotlight on talents in different professions, the show will offer a platform for graduates-to-be to strut their stuff and to express their feelings about their classmates and teachers.
Students from 22 prestigious universities, including Nanjing University and Fudan University, will give performances. The program will be shown on July 18.