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Needle Through Brick

Needle Through Brick
52:00 | 2008

Categories: Arts and Culture, Sports, History

A documentary about the struggle for survival of traditional art and culture in the face of a rapidly changing and modernizing world told from the perspective of time-honored Chinese Kung Fu masters. The story explores the history, the art of Kung Fu and asks important questions about how the cultural heritage can be kept alive in a world that prefers to forget about its origins. The sadness and tragedy conveyed in the personal stories and anecdotes of today's last surviving traditional Kung Fu masters, along with the majesty and beauty of their skills, serve as reminders of the frailty of even the deadliest of arts.

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Josephine Pizzino
j********m
December 15, 2014
B
Allthough it starts slowly, this documentary has plenty of juicy moments for martial arts fans, especially those who practice the Chinese arts of tai chi and kung fu. Many of these masters fled China for Borneo during the Japanese occupation, and others during the Cultural Revolution. It's an interesting glimpse into a tradition which is losing ground in a world of Wu Shu and show biz. Enjoy!
Marvin Smith
s********t
December 13, 2014
A+
An exceptional commentary on the recent (e.g. 100 years) evolution of Chinese martial arts set in the context of the evolution and change of Chinese culture itself.
Steve
h********m
July 7, 2014
A+
Roberto Bonomelli
s********t
June 10, 2014
A
Charles Johnson
c********m
March 20, 2014
A
Rangsarn Chanyavanich
r********h
February 21, 2014
A+
KungFu and modern times, are we losing it? Watch this free at snagfilms.com ... gets my heart pumping to get exercising!
Orin Lucas
b********m
December 21, 2013
A+
Glenn Goris
g********m
December 18, 2013
A+
Parth Naik
s********m
December 17, 2013
A+
Jess Gong
a********m
November 25, 2013
B+
wangyou
m********m
September 24, 2013
A
KC Lo
k********m
September 18, 2013
A good, honest portrait of Kung Fu from a Malaysia perspective.
funska
s********m
September 3, 2013
A+
Eleanor Taniguchi
e********m
August 24, 2013
A+
HC
f********m
August 21, 2013
A+
This is an amazing film that immortalizes the wisdom and essence of these very likely, last masters of a dying but still much loved art. The video is godsend to these people, and through watching this film I also feel a sense of kindred and empathy towards their cause. Keep up the good work crew! And thank you!
Dominic Davis
e********m
July 14, 2013
A
Inspiring film to watch, relevant to any positive, traditional culture that is on the brink of disappearing amongst the cloud globalisation and modern culture.
Ken Green
k********m
June 26, 2013
A
Pavel Timotej
t********m
June 25, 2013
B
Eithan Dickerman
1********g
October 8, 2012
I'm just starting learning Kung Fu now and I'm very interested in learning it deeply, even though it'll prabably take many years. I want to move to China within next two years or so(now I learn the Chinese language in university). Can someone tell me where was it filmed? I hope I can go there next year during my visit in China and Southeast Asia, even just to meet and be able to talk with people who are practicing traditional Kung Fu and for whom it's their native culture. Hopefully than I can continue learning Kung Fu from the origins. Of course I'm not Chinese so probably will never be able to see the traditional Chinese culture the same way as native Chinese see it, but I do hope I can learn. Thanks in advance to all.
Jude Kessey
1********g
August 21, 2012
Wonderful vidz and article! Thank You for Sharing.
Tan Peter
1********g
July 9, 2012
Am I glad to get hold of this video of which I have been searching for years.. Still remember it was shot when Master Loh, was still very active then. Really hope & wish our Traditional Chinese Martial Arts would carry on to our next generation & generation to come. With the present modern technology & equipments I really wish that our Arts can achieve to a higher level... GOD blessing be with us all.
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1********g
June 12, 2012
You can now buy the Soundtrack for Needle Through Brick by Gil Talmi here; http://vibedeck.com/giltalmi/needle-through-brick.
Ruud Groot
t********m
May 31, 2012
This documentary is amazing. Ik can watch this for hours.
Lynn Wong Yuqing
6********g
May 5, 2012
A film that speaks the exact sentiments I have about Traditional Chinese Martial Arts.
Julian Macharia
5********g
April 30, 2012
Brilliant!