Needle Through Brick
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NEEDLE THROUGH BRICK is a film about the
struggle for survival of traditional art and culture in
the face of a rapidly changing and modernizing
world. The documentary is told from the perspective of Chinese Kung Fu master s living in Malaysian
Borneo. The story explores the history and the art
of Kung Fu and asks how cultural heritage can be
kept alive in a world that prefer s to forget about it's
origins . NEEDLE THROUGH BRICK bridges sensitive and intimate storytelling with sumptuous visuals, and a dynamic and powerful original score . As a non-fiction film, NEEDLE THROUGH BRICK encompasses many of the sub-genres of documentary film, including historical , independent , educational and social & cultural documentaries . The personal
stories and anecdotes of some of the last surviving
traditional Kung Fu masters, along with the majesty
and beauty of their skill , serves as reminders of the
frailty of even the deadliest of arts.
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This may be a print to order title, but the filmmakers have done a lot with so little. It is a powerful meditative piece that I hope will find a wider and wider audience. Highly recommended to those studying kung fu and anyone interested in Chinese culture in general.
The practice of traditional martial arts is very much like the oral tradition of storytelling found in many cultures. It would be an immeasurable loss to society if we let the traditions disappear. I think that it is a master's duty to publish their skills, techniques and tradition in the media to preserve it. Too much have been lost already, I hope this film convinces the hold outs to transmit their legacy to future generations. (A note to any master reading this: People who study the traditional arts do not go out and bash heads. If a criminal has any skill it's from a non traditional source)
The movie is great though it even could have a more intense look at what makes traditional kung fu worth being preseved.
Traditional chinese martial arts have so much to offer, I think they are a universe on their own.
I'd like to see more documentaries like this.
A special highlight for me was being able to watch Eric Ling who is doing such a good work in archiving a lot of traditional kung fu in the web.