Children of Shanghai

Children of Shanghai is a one-hour documentary, narrated by Bear Grylls, which premiered on Sky Documentaries at 7pm on International Children’s Day, 1st June 2021. It tells the stories of the very first fostered children in China, and of the charity, Care for Children, that began this process — with almost one million orphans now having been placed in families.

Fiona wrote and recorded the score for this film, writing to picture and blending orchestral music with subtle Asian influences to create a distinctive sound world that perfectly captures the essence of this unique story.

Bear Grylls narrates this documentary feature about China’s first generation of foster children. Now working in technology, finance, tourism, arts and sports, these young professionals reveal how they moved on from life in orphanages to achieve success and, in a series of touching reunions, their foster parents recall their battles to help them overcome prejudice and serious developmental difficulties.

Reviews for Children of Shanghai

Here are all the different platforms you can now watch Children of Shanghai on:

You can read how Richard Nash (director) and Matti Gao (producer) describe the experience here.