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Dun Huang: Ancient Frontier Fortress

2 x 52 / 5 x 27 HD 4K
Broadcaster:  Tencent

In this award-winning docudrama series, the incredible rise and fall of the ancient Chinese fortress city Dun Huang – today a UN World Heritage site equal in importance to the Pyramids of Egypt – is told on screen for the very first time.


For over a thousand years, Dun Huang’s frontier fortress controlled access to the lucrative Silk Road – a trading route stretching from China all the way to Rome. This series reveals how key generals, warlords, Buddhist monks, and China's only Empress Wu Zetian shaped Dun Huang's turbulent history, propelling it from a desert oasis into a vital trading stronghold, and an important global centre for Buddhism and religious art.


Featuring stunning dramatic recreations and expert interviews, the series is directed by the Emmy Award-winning director of The Men Who Made America, Ruán Magan.


Winner, Best Documentary Series, China: Asian Academy Creative Awards

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