This is a section introducing the lives and culture of people living in mountains and nature. Eleven films will be screened from many Asian countries including Iran, Indonesia, Pakistan, India, and Korea. They will talk about the people who are thankful for the blessings they receive from the mountain and nature and take pains to preserve that precious nature.
Grizzly Country is a touching film about a man who spends his entire life protecting wild animals after being enthralled by grizzly bears, and The Fox is an animation portraying a fox punishing greedy humans with intense touches and colors. Two films remind us that humans are also part of nature: Bayandalai - Lord of the Taiga, a lyrical portrayal of people raising reindeer in a traditional manner in a tundra area, and The Hedge, a theatrical exploration of an Altai farmer’s last moments. Takayna shows the solidarity and struggles of the people of Tasmania, Australia, as they fight to protect the rainforest from mining and logging that persists despite it being designated as a World Cultural Heritage. The Korean film Accidental Ties: on Jirisanis a brilliant short film bringing back the memories of the painful history of our mountains.