Project Description

Length:  13mins56secs

Director: Hanna Kaihlanen


Zhujinnong is a shibi, the spiritual leader of Qiang ethnic minority.The Qiang people have lived in the mountains of Northwest China for hundreds of years, and their religion arises from the surrounding nature. Shibi, as the communicator between the Gods of nature and the community, runs certain important ceremonies to pray for health, fortune and safety. The film is following Zhujinnong’s struggle between the ancient history of Qiang culture and modern impact of the constantly widening contemporary China. Somewhere between the mountain peak and the valley down below lies the ancient spirituality.