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In quest of balance between human activities and nature


08-10-2018 18:07 BJT

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Editor's forward: "Looking China" International Youth Film Project is co-organized by the Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture (AICCC), Beijing Normal University and Huilin Foundation. The program focuses on the young participants’ personal experiences of Chinese culture and encourages them to discover and tell Chinese stories from their own perspectives.

As of the year 2018, students from 35 countries were invited to participate in the "Looking China" project. They were stationed in 11 municipalities, provinces and autonomous region here in China. Every filmmaker has worked out a 10-minute short film about Chinese culture around the topic of "Ecology, Biology, Lifeology."

In recent years, mega cities in China have been suffering from severe pollution. People are more aware of the air quality and its impact on health. But not every place in China is severely polluted. Guizhou, a province located in southwest of China, is known for its good air quality.

It is a mountainous region, which is relatively poor and underdeveloped, but rich in cultural, natural and environmental resources. With 37% of the population counted as minority groups, Guizhou is one of China's most diverse provinces demographically.

In today's movie, director German Golub and his team went to Guizhou in quest of how locals think about the relationship between nature and human beings. For some people who live in mountainous Guizhou, mega cities do not seem appealing. They’d rather stay in clean but undeveloped villages, rather than moving to bigger cities for better jobs.

The movie ended up with a profound question, "If one day every corner of the world is filled with particularly bad air, by that time, do you want to abandon your material life, abandon everything that you have now and live in a deep forest with a particularly good air quality? Self -reliant, self -sufficient to the end of your life, would you?"

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