BEIJING, April 22-- Dressed in Army fatigues, crouched inside a trench, holding a musket and taking aim, Wang Xin waits for the order to fire.
This scenario comes from the make-believe sets of the movie"On the Mount Taihang"(Taihangshan Shang).
Last Tuesday, Wang, 14, was among more than 30 other disabled teens like himself getting a taste of film shooting.
Some are hearing impaired while others are of low intelligence and all were from the Beijing Dongcheng District Special Education School.
They were given the chance to play actor for a day and be directed by Zhang Xinwu of the Beijing-based August First Film Studio, the largest army-themed movie studio in China.
"On the Mount Taihang" is a real production by the film studio in 2004.
It tells the story of the hardship and successes of the Chinese in fighting the invading Japanese armies in the 1940s.
"It was made to mark the 60th anniversary of the victory of the War of Resistance against Japan," said Zhang.
The fact that they would be carrying rifles and grenades- every boy's dream- thrilled Wang Xin and his fellow students.
Excitement was written large on Wang's flushed face, but he waited patiently for the signal to rush out of the trenches for the make-believe fight.
He was clearly keen to express his immense joy and even though he could not do so verbally, he wrote it all down.
"I like to watch military-focused movies...and I was moved by the space hero Yang Liwei...," he wrote.
The students were able to make the studio trip thanks to a week-long teenager movie festival.
They were accompanied by their teacher Wang Tong, who has worked with children with special education needs for more than 30 years.
She knows all her children intimately.
"Wang Xin likes to watch movies and Zhou Jiaqi is an aircraft model lover."
(Source: China Daily)