Hailed as the eighth wonder of the world, the Great Wall is a symbol of Chinese civilization and a source of National pride. The huge dragon shaped defence work has been shrouded in mystery for so long because it was such an impossible task for Chinese ancestors to build two thousand years ago. And it has witnessed so many wars and events over the course of Chinese history. To shed more light on the Chinese wonder, a documentary about the history and legends of the wall has just begun shooting.
The documentary feature produced by CCTV, called "Great Wall, China¡¯s Story" has started shooting at Shanhaiguan, the east end of the ancient defence work. The production aims at discussing the Great Wall, from both the spacial and historical sphere. With the help of up-to-date video technology, and the latest results in academic research, a more real and thorough account of the Wall is expected to be presented to the audience. The documentary series is planned to have 12 episodes each with 50 minutes. It¡¯s expected to be aired in 2014.