In order to educate people more about the Earth, the various cultural traditions in different countries and regions and how humans live in harmony with nature, the Green Earth Volunteers and the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP) have jointly launched two salons hosting the themes of "environmental protection" and "cultural heritage protection". Two documentaries covering each respective theme will be broadcast every two weeks.
Time: Sep. 13, 2007, Thursday, 19:00-21:00
Venue: West Corridor of Bailin Temple, No.1 Nanxilou Lane, Yong He Gong Lama Temple, CHP Training Room.
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Environmental Protection Subject:
Film: Lost Paradise – Sandstorms in China
Length: 52 minutes
80 kilometers west of Beijing villagers from Longbao Mountain are trying to defend their village, from the dust brought by the sand storms that is gradually eroding away their village.
Cultural Heritage Protection Subject:
Film: Encountering Immortals in Suzhou
Director: Sun Jingzhong
Length: 40 minutes
Language: Chinese audio, NO English subtitles
This documentary covers a very popular folk festival celebration in Suzhou. This important annual event has been celebrated for more than one thousand years. The 14th day of the 4th lunar month is a day widely believed to be the birthday of Lu Chunyang, a very popular immortal widely worshiped in China. Thousands of people gather on Nan Hao Street. They all hope to "bump into" this most beloved southern Chinese immortal. Currently this festival is applying for status as an intangible cultural heritage.
(China.org.cn September 13, 2007)