Dragons of the Sea: China’s Forgotten Fleet

In 1405, a gigantic fleet weighs its anchors in the Nanjing harbour. 200 ships and a crew of 27,000 men, under the supreme command of imperial Admiral Zheng He, embark on the first of seven expeditions, taking them via Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia all the way to Iran and Africa.

This film portrays one of the greatest seafarers of all times, who, almost a century before Columbus, set out to discover the world.

In cooperation with CCTV and CITVC