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“Great Ruins of the Silk Road” which is co-produced by the Institute of History and Culture Industry of NWU Premieres

On June 8th, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the successful bidding of Silk Road: Changan - Tian Shan Corridor Network and the 8th Cultural and Natural Heritage Day, the premiere of the documentary Great Silk Road Ruins was held in Xian. This documentary,which took 8 years to shoot and produce, is jointly produced by Xian Renaissance Civilization Culture and Tourism Group, Shaanxi Normal University Publishing House, the Institute of Historical and Cultural Industries of Northwest University and other units.

The Great Ruins of the Silk Road is a cultural work of the audio-visual product publishing plan of the National Press and Publication Administrations Development Plan for the Publishing Industry in the 14th Five-Year Plan Period, with 5 seasons and 10 500-minute episodes divided into five chapters, namely, Splendor of a Thousand Palaces, Prosperous Trade and Commerce, Golden Arrows and Iron Horses, Sacred Land of Faith, and Magnificent Chapter in a Noble Age”. It vividly displayed the major sites on the Silk Road in the areas of politics, economy, military, religion, art, and so on. With the technical support of the Institute of History and Culture Industry of NWU, the documentary uses digital technology and rich audio-visual language to restore the historical evolution of the domestic section of the Silk Road from its formation to its prosperity more than 2,000 years ago. It integrated with the application of 12 kinds of innovative expressions such as digitization of the sites, three-dimensional panoramic reproduction of the sites, animation of picture bricks, picture stones, silk paintings, murals, petroglyphs, cultural relics, texts and maps, two-dimensional digital space mapping and integration of real performances and virtual backgrounds, and so on. For the first time, the documentary completely reproduced the domestic land Silk Road in Shaanxi, Gansu, Xinjiang 33 large ruins, vividly displayed the glorious history of the Great Silk Road ruins.