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Dashan - Ambassador to China's Funny Bone

Dashan - Ambassador to China's Funny Bone

| 50 min

This documentary introduces us to Mark Rowswell, a Canadian comedian virtually unknown in his own country who has an enormous following in mainland China, where he is known as Dashan.

The film provides a unique look at China through the eyes of a man who has become fully at home in Chinese culture—his appearances on national television have been known to draw up to 600 million viewers. It shows Rowswell performing, talking about his art and popularity, and discussing the West’s role in the development of the new China.

  • director
    Guy Nantel
  • producer
    Iolande Cadrin-Rossignol
    Joanne Carrière
  • camera
    Martin Leclerc
  • sound
    Richard Lavoie
  • editing
    José Heppell
  • sound editing
    Stéphane Labonté
  • sound mix
    Serge Boivin
  • music
    Marco Giannetti


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Ages 15 to 16

History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)

The teacher can lead a discussion with the entire class and get students to think about the concept of culture and find concrete examples. What is culture? How is a particular culture born? How is it transmitted? How do we recognize it? Then, s/he should divide the class into small teams of two or three students each, who must define THEIR culture based on the discussion and providing verifiable examples.

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