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“Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai” world television premiere

Friday, November 26th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

A little while ago Axiom sponsored a group of intrepid riders that set off on an adventure to ride from Beijing to Shanghai. The documentary of their journey is complete and will be airing on TV and because Axiom was along for the adventure we wanted to tell you about it. Here their recent press release.

SEATTLE, Wash. — “Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai,” the new feature documentary from the Webby Award-winning producers of “Sonicsgate: Requiem For A Team,” is set to premiere on Northwest PBS affiliate KCTS 9 as part of the Reel NW series. The 86-minute documentary airs at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2.

The Seattle Asian Art Museum (1400 East Prospect Street) is hosting an Exclusive Preview of “Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai” from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30. The event is presented by the Gardner Center for Asian Art & Ideas, which Mimi Gardner Gates founded in 2009 with a goal of advancing the region’s engagement with Asia through dynamic public programs. Admittance is free to the public, but registration is required. RSVP online or call 206.443.6782 by Wednesday, Nov. 24 to reserve a spot. A recipient of the Seattle CityArtist Grant in 2008, “Man Zou” follows director Jason Reid with his three American friends and their Chinese guide as they bicycle more than 1,000 miles between China’s two largest cities. Their journey provides the framework for both a bike adventure film and an in-depth examination of the cultural, social, economic and environmental factors affecting this rapidly changing nation. Official movie website: www.manzoumovie.com

The film’s producers Jason Reid and Ian Connors are available for interviews. If you would like a press screener of the full movie for review, please direct any media inquiries to the contacts listed in this release.

Reel NW is a weekly KCTS 9 series that focuses on the best independent film from the Northwest. The series kicks off tonight at 10:00 p.m. with the acclaimed Seattle funk documentary “Wheedle’s Groove.” Official Reel NW website: www.kcts9.org/reel-nw.

Following its television premiere on KCTS 9, “Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai” will be available to view on-demand for one week through local cable providers and online for one month via the KCTS website.

“Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai” is the highly anticipated follow up from the creators of the critically acclaimed, award-winning documentary “Sonicsgate: Requiem For A Team,” which exposes the shocking scandal behind the sale and relocation of the Seattle SuperSonics NBA franchise to Oklahoma City. www.sonicsgate.org

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