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Nathan Yun is making a documentary on Kite Zhang's Kites - I'm not quite sure how to describe this, it's kind of like a cross between exceptional meccano and kite making skills steeped in Eastern tradition....er..I think. It is fascinating to see both the kites and the detail in some of the constructions. Chook, you're gonna love this!! Check out the video here....

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1747407323/kite-zhangs-kites-a-documentary-of-kinetic-kites

 

Nathan has got a kickstarter page going where he's trying to raise funds to make this into a proper documentary that will help in keeping this art alive. I wish you all the best, Nathan.

 

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