[Beijing] : Beijing bei sen wen hua,  [北京] : 北京貝森文化, 
Video — 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Documentary on the dwindling number of traditional ensembles devoted to mounting Sichuan Opera in the old neighborhood of Chengdu. In 2001, six national Sichuan Opera companies were integrated into one, and smaller local troupes were disbanded. During the Cultural Revolution period, "torch troupes" devoted to traditional opera were relegated to touring remote rural areas and performing underground at night using torch light. Today, the informal groups created by actors dismissed by national companies in the 1990s have become new torch troupes struggling for existence in rapidly changing times.