up to the mountain, down to the village

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About the Filmmakers

Chris Billing
Director and Producer

Chris Billing worked for more than a decade as a China-based journalist. His last assignment, from 1996 to 2001, was as NBC News Beijing Bureau Chief. During his NBC tenure, he reported on numerous historic events, including the death of paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, Hong Kong's reversion from British to Chinese rule, and the 50th anniversary of the founding of the PRC. Before joining NBC, Billing worked for CBS News in Beijing as a reporter and producer. He first went to China in 1986, when he taught Modern Hebrew at Beijing University. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Modern Hebrew. "Up to the Mountain, Down to the Village" is his first film.

Michael Rogers,
Director of Photography

Michael Rogers graduated in 2004 from George Washington University’s School of Electronic Media. He is currently making a documentary about the AIDS crisis in South Africa.

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