Where is Shangri-La
Two explorers set off to southwest China in search of the elusive Shangri-La. Taking a cue from links between the book Lost Horizon, and Joseph Rock’s travel stories published in National Geographic, we embark on an arduous quest. Could the mythical place be based on Muli in Sichuan?
Unchaining Captive Elephants in Nepal – National Geographic
In Nepal, most elephants living in captivity are chained for 18-19 hours per day when they’re not working. Carol Buckley of Elephant Aid International is working with elephant owners to construct chain-free corrals. The new corrals have electric fences that allow elephants to roam their yards without the risk of escaping. But the system is not always successful. See DJ’s most recent films for National Geographic on this YouTube playlist.
Bra Town – The Economist
Next time you buy underwear that’s ‘Made in China’, chances are it has come from a town like Gurao, in south east China. Gurao has been dubbed the ‘town of underwear’. Its factories produce 350m bras and 430m vests and pairs of pants every year. They have made Gurao a prosperous and polluted place. But China’s one-trick industrial towns are also extremely vulnerable to shifting demand. See DJ’s most recent films for The Economist on this YouTube playlist.
Drone & Phone – China Daily
Late 2015 DJ launched Drone and Phone – a video blog of his outdoor adventures around Asia. After just one year the weekly videos were getting more than a million views for each episode. See all the episodes at www.droneandphone.com.
D J Clark was director of photography in the creation of the China Global Television Network current affairs program, Assignment Asia. Above is one example of his work for Assignment Asia, here is a playlist of all the stories he has shot/edited for the program