“Better Angels” – a 92 minute theatrical documentary film written and directed by two-time Academy Award-winner, Malcolm Clarke, examines the proposition that America and China can benefit enormously by looking beyond their traditional rivalries to a future in which differences are respected rather than suspected – and where both sides focus on the issues that unite them, rather than those that drive them apart. The film was produced over four years, shot on four continents, and made with the participation of three U.S. Secretaries of State.
Seen through the eyes of ordinary Chinese and Americans the film takes an anthropological, rather than a political approach to its subject, seeking to demonstrate that, in the words of Henry Kissinger; “…if we allow the ‘Better Angels of our nature’ to dominate amidst a maelstrom of events”, these two great nations might not merely co-exist in the years ahead, but might complement each other both for their greater mutual benefit – and for that of the rest of the world.
Co-Producer William Mundell was an Adjunct professor at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management, and is an honorary professor at Tsinghua University in China. Co-Producer Yi-Han specializes in the international co-production, marketing and distribution of China-related independent films. Director Malcolm Clarke began his career at BBC and has since made films in more than 80 countries. He has won 2 Academy Awards, the latest one in 2014 being the Best Documentary Short Subject for his film “The Lady in Number 6”.
Speaker: William Mundell, Producer; Yi Han, Producer; Malcom Clarke, Director,
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