Filming of the documentary "Kashgar: Pearl of the Silk Road" has been completed in Kashgar, China. A partnership between US Plan B, Inc of Redlands, California. and Viewpoint Productions of Beijing, China was formed to create a feature length film showing the race against time faced by the government to protect this historic ancient city from an inevitable destructive earthquake.
Shot entirely on the Canon T2i digital SLR camera in High Definition (1080p 24fps) the production is expected to be completed by September 30, 2010. Air dates will be announced at a later date.
The documentary looks at the history of the 2000 year old city and the culture of the Uyghur people who live there, and how their homes are being protected. The city was completely destroyed and rebuilt after a major earthquake in 1902.
|Discussing translation of Uyghur interview|