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)

Kelly avatar
Kelly

If you are movie fans you'll love the film! Totally worth the experience!

Steven Kelly avatar
Steven Kelly

I liked the movie. Decent acting. Worth the watch!

Jeffrey avatar
Jeffrey

I'm not a big movie goer, but I had huge expectations for this one, and I was absolutely blown away by the beauty and magic and absolute fantastic storytelling in this movie.

Adam George avatar
Adam George

This movie surprised me, it was really good. This is a movie worth watching!

Lawrence Reyes avatar
Lawrence Reyes

This was ten times better than I thought it would be.

Phillip Rios avatar
Phillip Rios

Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Definitely worth your while!

Andrew avatar
Andrew

Do I need to say more This movie has excellent writing, and acting. I stayed up To finish his movie even though I had to be up at 4 in the morning...

Rachel avatar
Rachel

OMG!!! This movie cannot be simply described in words. Go see this movie guys. Your mind will be blown. I've already seen this movie and looking forward to see it again.