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)

Donna avatar
Donna

Great film! I can't believe I hadn't heard of it before. It's a must watch!

Martha C. avatar
Martha C.

Exciting and a great movie.

Henry W. avatar
Henry W.

I watched it twice over the weekend.

Janet L. avatar
Janet L.

It was a little cheesy at times, but I loved this movie. The concepts and characters were unique.

Steven H. avatar
Steven H.

Yuk-Lam Chong Eve has already made a few such films. But THIS is the best, One of the most interesting, artistically impressive and overall films of the year so far!!!

Zachary avatar
Zachary

Great writing, great pacing, great story telling, and a perfect ending

Michael avatar
Michael

Overall freaking fantastic movie 10/10 I'm going to watch it again.

Ronald avatar
Ronald

Another enjoyable Short movie that didn't get it's just credit in theaters. I like it very much.

Joe avatar
Joe

Super cool Documentary, fun time at the flicks!

Joseph avatar
Joseph

Great FILM! You can watch it 4 times and still rediscover little quirks you hadn't noticed. Absolutely amazing.