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South of Clouds, a documentary on Chinese Ethnic Minorities in Yunnan Province

South of Clouds (A Sud Delle Nuvole) is a documentary on the ethnic minorities of Yunnan, filmed and edited in 2002 by Dominique Musorrafiti and Matteo Damiani.

Related articles: Yunnan guide, Dali guide, Nujiang guide, Lijiang guide, Honghe guide

The documentary is available in a newly remastered version.

The documentary shows, without commenting, a China-linked to ancient traditions, which nowadays struggles to compete with the rhythm of modern life: villages, customs, music, and lifestyles of the minorities Bai, Lisu, Nusu, Miao, Dai, Hani, Naxi, Yi, and Hui, before the advent of Chinese mass tourism and the exodus of young people to the metropolis in search of a job opportunity.

The rhythms of life of minorities were still strongly linked to the cycles of nature.

The documentary was shot in the counties of Nujiang (Gongshan, Bingzhongluo), Lijiang, Dali, and Honghe (Yangshuo and surrounding area).

Production: CinaOggi | China-underground
A documentary by Dominique Musorrafiti, Matteo Damiani
Soundtrack: Felix l’Amour, Makoto Kawabata, Acid Mothers Temple.
Year: 2002, remastered 2019

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Topic: Yunnan documentary, documentary about Yunnan ethnic minorities

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Painting tutorial to celebrate the Spring Festival

Today is the Chinese New Year – AKA– Spring Festival!

In celebration of this 2019 Chinese New Year, Asian American artist Anita Yan Wong created a brush painting tutorial– titled ” Plum blossom and bird” in celebration of art and Chinese culture with everyone.

The artist hopes to inspire more people to learn Chinese art with fresh new ways of teaching traditional art.

Let’s pick up a paintbrush today and make a “Cherry blossom/ Plum blossom and bird” Chinese brush painting together to celebrate this Chinese New Year/ Spring Festival 2019!

Wishing everyone a joyful and creative year of the Boar/Pig!

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