China’s Grand Canal: A Photographer’s Journey

1 x 60 MIN HD
Produced for Nat Geo International

Renowned Nat Geo photographer and filmmaker Jeff Hutchens enters a unique portal into Chinese history by taking an incredible journey down China’s Grand Canal in Jiangsu Province. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Grand Canal is the world’s oldest and longest man-made waterway system and flows for over 1,700 kilometres connecting Beijing in the north to Hangzhou in the south. An astonishing 100m wide in places, it took over a thousand years to complete and an estimated six million lives were devoted to its construction. Jeff is exploring a photographic essay on how it’s preserving its past while preparing for the future. From singing Hao Zi boatmen to ancient water towns, from the precious art of Kunqu Opera to the one-of-a-kind Suzhou Gardens, this is a stunning and insightful photographer’s journey you wouldn’t want to miss.