To the Ends of the World - China Ep. 2 of 2
49 minutes / All ages / 2001 / China / Average:
A 10 thousand mile road trip through China.
CHINA EPISODE 2 - This second episode on China takes up the journey in Shanghai. From here our intrepid female adventurer, Susan Morkel, takes us on a meandering journey through the south of China. In far flung cliff-hugging villages everyone wears blue indigo clothing and dazzling silver that they make themselves. They live in awesome wooden houses and eat stuff that would leave you stunned. Although big cities in China are seeing huge changes, the rural areas are timeless and people live lives that, to us as westerners, are totally foreign. Seemingly diagonally opposed to what we know and understand. Like in the first episode, we focus mainly on crafts and things people make by hand, all the while keeping an eye out for situations that would take us on another tangent. This last episode ends in Tibet where we encounter the feisty spirit of the indigenous people, Buddhism with all its color and texture and crafts and lifestyles that are as old as the world itself.