I Wish I Knew

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Chinese Chinese
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Shanghai, China's fascinating port city, has experienced immense upheavals since 1930: political and cultural revolutions, assassinations, and population shifts. In this essayistic documentary, eighteen people recall their lives and their personal experiences with the constantly evolving city. The interviews unfold like eighteen chapters of a novel whose overarching plot is the contemporary portrait of a city and thus also of a civilization. These stories are linked with magnificent city photographs which also bring us closer to the architectural grandeur of this megacity.