These stunningly photographed DEPENDING ON HEAVEN films examine the role of man in the ecosystem of Inner Mongolia.
DEPENDING ON HEAVEN: THE GRASSLANDS follows a nomadic Mongolian family and its ponies, cattle, and goats across the austere but spectacular grasslands of northern China.
Legends, poems, and music are woven together through the cycle of the seasons, from the abundance of summer, to the winter snows and its toll on the older animals, finally returning to the fresh beginnings of spring.
Simple and direct in its approach, THE GRASSLANDS is sensitive to every nuance of the region's natural forces, and provides an eloquent glimpse into a way of life in harmony with its environment.
Note: 10% discount is available when both DEPENDING ON HEAVEN films are purchased.
"A poetic and personal document of rare beauty, this film conveys a deeply human message." - Armand Reymond, Gazette de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Finalist, 1988 American Film & Video Festival
1987 European Economic Community Award Winner, Best Film on the Environment
"A beautifully filmed glimpse into the lives of people still largely untouched by modern society." - Landers Film & Video Reviews