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The new documentary “Invisible Summit” (《看不见的顶峰》) tells the epic story of how Zhang Hong became the first blind Asian person to climb the world’s tallest mountain. On this podcast, director Fan Lixin (“Last Train Home”) discusses how he filmed Zhang’s extraordinary journey and what he learned during the making of the movie.

Fan Lixin (范立欣): Documentary Director
Liu Yuan (刘元): Producer

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Middle Earth is made by China Compass Productions and hosted by Aladin Farré. If you have a China-themed cultural project like shooting your next documentary or you are looking for a specific talent, please get in touch!

With thanks to Sean Calvo for music support.

author Aladin Farré

Aladin Farré is the founder and host of Middle Earth Podcast and a contributing writer at The World of Chinese.