Behind the steel and glass of the modern China can be found the temples and pagodas, the fields and fishing nets so synonymous with the country. The two live cheek by jowl. The film captures this essence the heady aroma of incense contrasting with the fumes and noise of the traffic, trains and aircraft reflecting back to the contemplative nature of water, prayer and meditation.
The score is by the Chinese experimental musician Simon Ho, and is courtesy of Sub Rosa Records.
Screening at the following festivals:
12th Cornwall Film Festival, UK. November 2013. Selected for the 'On the Edge' Competition for Best Experimental Short.
'Paradise Found' Film Festival, UK. December 2013
8th International Streaming Festival. December 2013
10th Festival Miden, Kalamata, Greece July 2014
10th Open Cinema International Short & Animation Film Festival, St Petersburg, Russia. 1st - 6th August 2014. Shortlisted in the Main Competition, Best Experimental Short.
Fabrica Utopia Festival, Andros, Greece. July 26 to August 2, 2014
International Film Festival of Fine Arts, Szolnok, Hungary. October 2014. Shortlisted in Competition.
Biennial International Contemporary Film & Video Videofest 2k14 showing in Mexicali, Tijuana and Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. November 2014
Wanderlust Travel Film Festival, Jaisalmer, India. November 2014. Shortlisted.
Without Words Film Festival, Metz, France. November 2014. Awarded the Jury 2nd Prize
Sahar International Short Film Festival, Manchester. February 2015.
Official Trophy Finalist Winner of 'Social Action' at the International Euro Film Festival 2014
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. Hawick, Scotland April 2015
FIVA Film Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina. November 2015
Goldensun Short Film Festival, Malta. 2016
Proxy Act Film Festival, London. 2016
Also shown on India's NDTV 'Prime Documentaries'. November 2014