Behind the Scenes of a Chinese World War II Drama

At China’s Hengdian World Studios, the biggest movie lot ever built, there are currently 11 productions about World War II being filmed—just a handful of the many movies, TV dramas, and documentaries set to be released in China to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. Reuters photographer Damir Sagolj was recently granted backstage access to the filming of The Last Prince television series at Hengdian World Studios. Director Li Xiaoqiang said the series is about a Qing Dynasty prince who joined the Chinese nationalist army after suffering family misfortune.

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