Directed by Feng Xiaoning
Feng Xiaoning's epic biopic recounts the story of Gada
Meilin, a Mongolian tribesman who struggled to protect the Horqin grasslands
from desertification in the 1930's. Through his battles with local
government officials and his tribe's chieftan Meilin has come to be regarded
as a kind of modern day folk hero. Xiaoning's beautifully photographed drama
features music by San Bao. Winner for Best Film at the Beijing Film
Festival. Chinese with English subtitles.