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China: The Panda Adventure (2001)
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China: The Panda Adventure (2001)
Original name: IMAX - China: The Panda Adventure
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Experience the world of the magnificent and rare Giant Panda as you travel back in time on an exciting expedition through the breathtaking splendor of 1936 China. Inspired by the true-life story of widowed New York socialite Ruth Harkness, a fiercely independent woman who dared to take up her late husband's expedition, journeying deep into the forests of China to study the Giant Panda.
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: adventurer, extinction, animal life, environmentalism, human spirit, danger, panda, conservation, family, heroes, couple relations, family life, dangerous animal, hopes, dealing with death, escapades, estate, existence paradox, nature
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, new york

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