On January 12 - 22, the film crew of CCTV Documentary Remember the Nostalgia went to Dongli Town in Chenghai District, Shantou for a 10-day shooting.They used the videos to record Dongli folk customs, ancient town style, historical anecdotes, traditional crafts and other contents so as to present to the Chinese at home and abroad the ancient town style, historical anecdotes, ancient town spirit, and nostalgia elements, etc.
A full length documentary Remember the Nostalgia mainly films excellent Chinese traditional culture and heritage. It tries to show the "unique features of each town" . Each episode will focus on one town, lasting for 30 minutes. After rounds of screening, Dongli Town in Chenghai District, Shantou was selected. As a national key town and famous hometown of overseas Chinese, Donglitown historically includes two major parts including Donglong and Zhanglin. Among others, Zhanglin Port is the hometown of red boats, one of the important origins of the "maritime silk road". It has very rich historical and cultural resources. Moreover, it is a microcosm of the evolution of humanities, history and culture of Shantou and even the whole Chaoshan area.
Source:Shantou Daily, Jan 23, 2017