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 Soto avatar
Donna Soto

Outstanding! I recommend this movie highly as it kept my attention completely.

Heather avatar
Heather

I have watch every Documentary movie this last 35 years and I can assure you this one is the best I ever seen. That’s just perfect. Everything is perfect OST, Camera, script, acting, ideas ALL GOOD!

Anthony avatar
Anthony

It was a great movie. Nice story and good acting.

Tammy Morgan avatar
Tammy Morgan

It was worthy of the Oscar nomination

Shirley Riley avatar
Shirley Riley

Great movie! Totally unexpected and gets a little more serious than I thought it would from title picture.

Emma D. avatar
Emma D.

Yuk-Lam Chong Eve was a director who meticulously thought about the look of every frame of his movies.

George Gordon avatar
George Gordon

This was a great movie. The storyline was believable and the directing and cast are excellent.

Julia Andrews avatar
Julia Andrews

Very well done. Good casting, photography and plot

Paul avatar
Paul

That's amazing to me. Watch this movie. This is worth your time.

Julia avatar
Julia

Got this for my mom. She loves the movie!!!