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
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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
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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
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July 7, 2014
A+
Roberto Bonomelli
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June 10, 2014
A
Charles Johnson
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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
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December 21, 2013
A+
Glenn Goris
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December 18, 2013
A+
Parth Naik
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December 17, 2013
A+
Jess Gong
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November 25, 2013
B+