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China - UK Youth Exchange Project on Documentary Filmmaking China and UK established High-Level People-to-People Dialogue in 2012. This mechanism, together with China-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue and China-UK Strategic Dialogue comprises the three pillars of China-UK relations. State leaders of both countries attach great importance to people-to-people exchange. Activities in this field draw wide attention and participation of people from all walks of life. Such exchange has played a positive role in promoting friendship and understanding between Chinese and British people. For the purpose of building bridges of dialogue for the peoples of the two countries, especially young people so as to achieve understanding, tolerance and cooperation, the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries(CPAFFC), together with the Chinese Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and Edinburgh Napier University (Napier) of UK jointly launched China - UK Youth Exchange Project on Documentary Filmmaking: Ten Persons’ Stories. By inviting film major students from these two universities to make themed short documentaries and conducting exchange visits, the project aims to provide both the participants and audience a chance to view Chinese and British culture and society from a new perspective so as to enhance mutual understanding and appreciation between the two peoples. This project includes the following phases: Students from the Department of Film and Media Art,CAFA, tutored by Prof. Wang Shuibo, make 5 short documentaries on 5 British citizens living in China. Students from Film School of Arts & Creative Industries, Edinburgh Napier University, tutored by Mr. Paul Gary, make 5 short documentaries on 5 Chinese living in UK. The length of each documentary is 5 to 10 minutes. Napier project team visits Beijing. Programme of the visit includes attending the premier of Ten Persons’ Stories, participating in school screening and round table discussion with Chinese art students, conducting cultural visits and joint filmmaking with CAFA team. CAFA project team visits UK. Programme of the visit includes participating in the Edinburgh Art Festival, school screening and round table discussion with British art students, conducting cultural visits and joint filmmaking with Napier team.