Be ready for ruthless Kekexili

Mountain Patrol is a film inspired by a true story and remarkable mission surrounding the illegal Tibetan antelope poaching in the region of Kekexili, the largest nature reserve in China. Set against the exquisite backdrop of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, director Lu Chuan tells the tale of Tibetans who face death and starvation to save the endangered antelope herds from a band of ruthless hunters. Filmed on the actual locations, it is a grand mix of fatalistic Western and ravishing documentary. If your image of Tibet is one of praying, peace-loving monks, here’s your cure. Brought to the screen with great, poetic details, white-knuckle tension and Hemingway machoism. Remember his name: Lu chuan, one of my favourites of the new Chinese cinema.

julie 超辣

Determined dreamer. Published author in English, Dutch, and Chinese. Former People’s Liberation Army (PLA) captain turned artist entrepreneur and screenwriter. She survived the Cultural Revolution as a baby. In the 1990’s she left for London and has lived and worked in free exile ever since. Her work covers a wide spectrum. As journalist, she creates content covering a range of topics on contemporary China from an insider perspective. In 2008, during the Beijing Olympics, she hosted a 5-episode talk show TV China for Netherlands’ national broadcaster and discussed China’s media landscape with media stars and experts from both China and the Netherlands. From 2013-2016 she was the Editor-in-Chief of the English/Chinese bilingual magazine XiN 新, focusing on today’s China shaped by consumerism. O’yang contributes a weekly column to Hoje Macau on contemporary Chinese art and culture. Her English language book titles include: Butterfly, a historical crime love story set in the Second World War. Since May 2016 O'yang has been collaborating with Flemish photographer Filip Naudts on an art project, which has resulted in the photo novel The Picture of Dorya Glenn. Julie works from the Netherlands and Denmark.

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