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Adventure; Across The Jade Divide

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Across The Jade Divide
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Real-life stories which transport viewers on journeys set in remote mountain villages, endangered waterways, and through treacherous terrain. Each saga is filled with suspense and surprise for the modern day explorers who personify the spirit of discovery that lies at the heart of every ADVENTURE. See individual episodes for further descriptions. Series release date: 1987

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ACROSS THE JADE DIVIDE is the story of writer Keith Huxley's journey in the footsteps of his father who escaped from a Japanese internment camp during WWII. In 1944, nineteen-year-old Tom Huxley and four friends made their way to freedom across 3000 miles of hostile and difficult terrain from Shanghai to Gwelin. Beginning in pre-war Shanghai, this film weaves together the contemporary account of Keith's journey with the story of Tom's actual escape. Through the lens of this special father/son relationship, we see aspects of life in both contemporary and war-torn China that have not been on film before.



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Chicago: “Adventure; Across The Jade Divide,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D7112B5D76F74F97908945C4E320E077.
MLA: “Adventure; Across The Jade Divide.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D7112B5D76F74F97908945C4E320E077>.
APA: Adventure; Across The Jade Divide. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D7112B5D76F74F97908945C4E320E077
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