Water of Life and Death

Water of Life and Death

The first lunar month, the start of a new year. On the frozen lake surface of Qinghai Lake, Zhou, the Buddhist Practitioner and his friends are delivering supplies to the temple built on the isolated island at the lake centre. At their own peril, they venture on the melting glaciers resulted from global warming. Sadly, humans aren't the only victims; the wildlife around Qinghai Lake suffers the same fate. Urban development and the opening up of the tourism industry have destroyed the greenery and wetlands surrounding the lake. They pose a threat to the life of the wildlife, whose regular sanctuary has suddenly become their last resting place. In face of such a predicament, some choose to devote their whole life to safeguard this piece of precious land. Nomad Jian Mu-cuo sold his herb of sheep in exchange for the fund for his camera and the opportunity to document the wildlife. He called up the villagers to pick up litter. His mission was to monitor the well-being of the wildlife surrounding the lake. His dedication to environmental conservation was never undeterred by the rain or storm. All these were simply for the humble wish of enabling his son to witness the same piece of prairie when he grew up. Like him, Jian Mu-cuo's ancestors survived on the flora and fauna on the prairie. He understood people like him bear the responsibility to protect their homeland eternally. For this very reason, he didn't hesitate the slightest to keep the orphan Przewalski's gazelle he came across. In fact, he looked after the creature like his own son. Yet, could Jian Mu-cuo indeed save the life of these 'sons' in Mother Nature to alter the future of his own son?

Running Time
40 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Short
Director
Yuk-Lam Chong Eve
Country
Hong Kong
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Water of Life and Death» (18)

Helen avatar
Helen

Didn't really care about the weak plot and tropes. Good visuals and you'll probably enjoy it if you like Documentary.

Robert Arnold avatar
Robert Arnold

This movie is everything I had hoped it to be and far, far more. Literally every choice they made while making it was a right one.

Willie Miller avatar
Willie Miller

I loved every bit of this movie. I would 100% watch again.

Jack C. avatar
Jack C.

One of the best original movie i have ever seen.

Louis Bennett avatar
Louis Bennett

This film is an the result of a genius mind. Yuk-Lam Chong Eve is one of the greatest film makers in the world today.

Julie avatar
Julie

You know... sometimes when you watch a film... in the first few minutes, it is clear that the film is going to be special.

Catherine avatar
Catherine

This movie is Short the way it was meant to be: intelligent, thought-provoking, and exciting.

Hannah avatar
Hannah

Best film I've seen in a long time. Takes you in straight away.

Diane S. avatar
Diane S.

Great movie. Both and my husband enjoyed it.

Amy avatar
Amy

The action was constant edge of the set stuff, the locations stunning, the CGI, the acting excellent. I left the cinema saying I wanted to go back in to see it again

Theresa avatar
Theresa

The mystery lead scrip was good. Music was great and actor brilliant!!!

Ronald Crawford avatar
Ronald Crawford

Well thought out Documentary and story line. I'll watch it again.