Andre, an eight year old American boy has just one dream: to be a Kungfu master like Jackie Chan. When he gets the chance to enter the legendary Shaolin Temple, his father takes the heartbreaking decision to follow his son to China. While father and son face the unknown together, the mother they left behind now faces life without her family. Watch this real-life drama unfold as an American family takes on China's elite Kungfu schools!
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All three members of the family, husband, wife and son now face their own unique set of challenges along this martial arts journey. When Andre arrives at the Shaolin Temple he quickly realizes that to survive he will need more than his martial arts skills. As the only foreigner among 5,000 Chinese boys he needs to learn to speak Mandarin… and fast! Even more frustrating, Andre was a top Kungfu competitor in America while in China he is now placed at the bottom and must work his way back to the top! Can he make the grade and literally fight his way to the top of his class? As months turn into years, the parents strength and resolve to make their son’s dream come true is tested daily. Meanwhile, Andre is facing his own challenges as each day brings long hours of Kungfu training at the hands of the tough Shaolin monks. But his biggest challenge still awaits him… the supreme test of his skills to graduate from China’s elite martial arts school. Do not miss this real life drama as an American family take on the might of China’s elite Kungfu schools!
Soundtrack provided by China’s two top-selling musicians Chen Jing and Wu Li. These avante-garde guzheng players play jazz-fusion mixed with traditional Chinese instruments.
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