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Thunderbirds in China

Thunderbirds in China

| 57 min

In this documentary, the members of the University of British Columbia's Thunderbirds hockey team travel to China to demonstrate their skills to the new teams in the East. While hockey there still has a long way to go, this film leaves no doubt that the Chinese players are up to the challenge. A film propelled by discoveries, it goes a long way to providing insight into the differences between East and West.

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  • director
    Les Rose
  • producer
    Tom Daly
    Donald Brittain
  • executive producer
    James de B. Domville
  • photography
    Richard Leiterman
  • sound
    James McCarthy
  • editing
    Laurie Wright
  • sound editing
    John Knight
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel


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Ages 12 to 14

Diversity - Identity
Physical Education - Safety/Fair Play/Leadership
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World

Due to the age of the film, have students list new hockey techniques and regulations the Chinese team should be aware of. Hold a discussion on cultural differences and cultural appropriation. Ask students if the film appreciates the differences between the Chinese and Canadian ways of life.

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