Welcome to River Films



Recently on Channel 4, all five episodes are now available on DVD and Blu-ray


A stunning new documentary series from multiple BAFTA winning filmmaker, Phil Agland shot on 4K for Chinese Central Television. Filmed over three years with unique access to the private side of China, this series of five extraordinarily intimate films follows the lives of everyday people. Unfolding through compelling stories of real life human drama interweaving with ecology and natural history. Capturing China’s relationship with nature and the environment, as China grapples with the reality of global warming and ecological collapse in its pursuit of an ambitious new future.

"In the style of ‘Beyond the Clouds’, character driven, intimate stories will take us into the daily lives of people across China, of every age, from every walk of life. Unfolding human drama will lead us on a journey into the heart and soul of the country; revealing the inside story of the living landscapes, of an environment that has shaped one of the world’s greatest cultures - but the loss of which now threatens China’s brave new world."

Phil Agland

River Films Disc Catalogue



Broadcast on BBC2 9:00pm 17th February 2012    (BBC page)

House of Commons

On 16th July 2012 Early Day Motion 418 was tabled...

"That this House respects the traditional hunter gatherer lifestyle of the Baka people in the rainforests of Cameroon..."



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