• The Six

    Our upcoming documentary about the Chinese survivors of Titanic

    The Poseidon Project

    The dramatic hunt for a British submarine lost off the coast of China in 1931

    A Farewell Song

    Five retired Chinese musicians come together to form a new ensemble

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    Documentaries from China and beyond

    Since 2003, the LP Docs team has been producing thought-provoking documentaries from our bases in China and the UK. Our award-winning films cover history, culture, social issues and the economy, and chart a world in flux. We generate our own pitches, working with major broadcasters, as well as clients that want their own projects documenting for posterity.


    The Six

    The untold story of RMS Titanic's six Chinese survivors, who made it out alive against the odds and were written out of history 24 hours later. Winner of Best Asian Pitch at AsianSideoftheDoc.


    The Poseidon Project

    The story of the British submarine that mysteriously sank in waters off China in 1931, the sailors who survived, and their descendants, in search of the truth about what happened. Winner of the Documentary Prize at the Pennine Film Festival.

    A Farewell Song

    A group of Chinese musicians who have retired from their state-backed orchestra reunite to perform a concert in their own right. As the event draws near, a sudden tragedy compels them to reflect on their shared past – 50 years of remarkable music that has kept them going through hardship and upheaval. Winner of the Special Jury Documentary Award at Syracuse International Film Festival.


    Nutcracker Magic

    The making of the extraordinary "Nutcracker" show, which brought together an amazing international team to create the ultimate combination of ballet and Chinese acrobatics.

    2007 Special Olympics

    In 2007, a year before the Beijing Summer Games, Shanghai was host to the Special Olympics. LP Docs spent six months filming the international team that created the opening ceremony of the games, at the time the biggest live show ever shown in China. Broadcast on NatGeo Asia.

    Birth of a Car Company

    New car companies are a rare thing indeed. LP Docs was commissioned to make a documentary about the creation of Qoros, a brand new automobile manufacturer, which launched worldwide in 2013.

    Phenix Ski Olympians

    A short documentary commissioned by Phenix Skiwear about Norwegian Olympic skiers Kjetil André Aamodt and Aksel Lund Svindal.

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  • The Six

  • Upcoming documentary

    The Six: The Untold Story of RMS Titanic's Chinese Passengers

    The story of the six Chinese survivors of the Titanic disaster has been forgotten by history. In “The Six”, we learn how these remarkable men beat the odds to make it out alive, only to be singled out for expulsion from the US within 24 hours of their arrival. We track down their descendants for the first time – and find out how a nation-wide policy of exclusion led to a century of struggle and secrets for their families. Their attempts to penetrate the deeply unjust prohibitions on Chinese immigration take us deep inside an untold story about the migrant experience, torn between ties to the home country, riven by civil war, and constantly thwarted hopes for a fresh start. “The Six” shines a new light on one of the twentieth century’s most infamous and intriguing events, tracing its relevance and impact up to the present day.

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    If you are inside China, the following video link may work better

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  • The Poseidon Project

  • Upcoming documentary

    The Poseidon Project

    Beijing-based scuba instructor Steven Schwankert's six-year search for HMS Poseidon was a private obsession that challenged official accounts of the submarine's fate, the accident that sank it, and the remarkable escape that followed. In 1931, Britain's most advanced naval vessel collided with a cargo ship off the coast of China. Three hours later, six sailors surfaced, led by an Irish Petty Officer called Willis. They were the first men ever to escape from a sunken submarine using scuba devices. But their names, and submarine, sank into obscurity, until Steven's work put them back into the news for totally new reasons.

    Winner of the Documentary Prize at the Pennine Film Festival

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  • A Farewell Song

  • Upcoming documentary

    A Farewell Song

    After distinguished careers in China’s state-run orchestras, four musicians retire to enjoy family life and the relative freedoms of the 21st century. But the prospect of one last – and independent – concert reunites them and calls them back to the stage. This is more than a farewell to the music they love; it is their chance to pass it on, renewed, to a wider audience. As the event draws near, a sudden tragedy compels them to reflect on their shared past – five decades of remarkable music that has kept them going through hardship and upheaval.

    Supported by Channel 4/BritDoc

    Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Documentary at the Syracuse International Film Festival

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    An unsubtitled version of the film is also available below, and may play better in China

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  • Screen an LP Docs documentary

    Our films are available for you to screen at your own cinema, corporate or educational event. Purchase a license and arrange your screening as you wish, whether you want to play a film to your interest group, or sell tickets for a commercial exhibition.



    Film Society / Education / Small Business licenses are £100 per screening.

    National/international/large corporation licenses are £150 per screening.

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