BBC - Du Fu: China's Greatest Poet (2020)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2874 Kbps | 59 min 0 s | 1.24 GiB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Sir Ian McKellen reads the poetry, Michael Wood traces the journey on the ground. Together they conjure up the extraordinary life, times and words of China’s greatest poet, Du Fu. From the Yellow River to the Yangtze Gorges, and down to the forested hills of Hunan, Michael Wood travels in the footsteps of China’s most-loved poet. Born in 712, the age of Beowulf in Britain, Du Fu lived through the violent fall of China’s brilliant Tang dynasty. As rebel armies sacked the capital, and floods and famine wrecked the country, he was forced to flee, taking his family on the roads as refugees.