Iain Gray Freelance Writer

The Great Wall of China - Review

Less a historical narrative about the Wall and more a biography of its creator, this mesmerising documentary tells the story of Qi Jiguang and his rise from lowly foot soldier to general, Chinese hero and creator of the largest man-made structure on the planet.

When an invading Mongol army slaughtered 60,000 of its people in 1550, China needed to rethink security on its northern border. Qi provided the solution.

Based on new archaeological finds and using a mixture of CGI and dramatic recreation, this is a surprising and fascinating portrait of one man’s genius. 


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