Around the time of the Shanghai World Expo last year, the Rhône-Alpes region of France produced a wonderful series of short films about their twin city. I can’t find much background about them but for anyone with an interest in Shanghai, they provide a wonderful glimpse into this burgeoning metropolis at the turn of the last decade.
Episode 1 – The Universal Exposition
Episode 2 – In the heart of the city
Episode 3 – A lifestyle
Episode 4 – Nightlife
Episode 5 – Eat!
On a related note Shanghai was featured in Andrew Marr’s Megacities, a documentary about how some of the world’s biggest cities feed, protect and move their citizens recently produced by the BBC – while a bit clichéd it’s worth seeing if you can get hold of it.
I’ll be in Shanghai in mid-August for a few days – I can’t wait to be back in the mainland again and hopefully explore a few interesting spots.