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South of Clouds, 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.

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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.

 

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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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