Robert Fortune, The Tea Thief

Title

Robert Fortune, The Tea Thief

Subject

Colonial History, Economy, Biography, Asia Pacific, International

Description

In the middle of the XIXth century, the Occident developed a passion for tea. But China was the only tea producer and seller. For five thousand years, it was jealously guarding the manufacturing secrets and refused to share them. The Britannic Empire, then at its peak, launched an extraordinary spying mission: steal the secrets of tea to Imperial China. This mission was given to a young and brilliant Scottish botanist: Robert Fortune.

Source

SBS Annual Report 99-00
http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22961659
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458235/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Rights

Ronin Films 2001

Format

Documentary

Date Issued

2001

Duration

52 mins

Director

Diane Perelsztejn

Producer

P: Willy Perelstejn, P: Diane Perelsztejn, P: Gilles Le Mao, CE: John Hughes

Contributor

SBSi, FFC, Les Films de la MĚ©moire, Diane Perelsztejn &

Date Commissioned

1999-2000

Strand

Australia, France, Belgium

Accord

International Coproduction

Production Fund

General

Comments

imdb has this exact title listed as a Belgium film, in original language French

Files

Citation

“Robert Fortune, The Tea Thief,” SBSi Commissioned Content, accessed November 22, 2017, http://sbsi.digitalfabulists.org/document/3701.