Dashan - Ambassador to China's Funny Bone

Dashan - Ambassador to China's Funny Bone

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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.

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Dashan - Ambassador to China's Funny Bone, Guy Nantel, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • 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

  • 5qzi

    Dashan is indeed popular in China. It is also widely known that he has a happy family.

    5qzi, 18 Aug 2010
  • 5qzi

    Dashan is really popular in China and has great reputation. It is widely known that he has a happy family. As a Chinese, I am dwarfed by him in terms of Chinese.

    5qzi, 18 Aug 2010

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