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A peasant in extremely poor mountainous areas, a pious Muslim, an old man in his nineties, has a good ears and eyes and bright spirit. With his reverence and devotion to Allah, he hoped that he would go to the heaven as soon as possible and receive the kindness of Allah in the heaven after his death.

  • Xiaoyuan Zha
  • Xiaoyuan Zha
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    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 CNY
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  • Xiaoyuan Zha
    Country: China
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Xiaoyuan Zha


Personal Information
Name: XiaoYuan Zha Gender(Sex): Male
Date of birth: Nov 30, 1957 Place of birth: Sichuan, China
Marital status: Married Address: 22-2-401 Shuichan Road Yinchua China
Postal code: 750001 Mobile phone: (+86) 139 9518 7701
E-mail: 942768706@qq.com Occupation: Retired (telecom engineer)
Nationality: Chinese

Feb, 1978 - Feb, 1982 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunication

Documentary experience
May, 2005 - now Make documentaries on the life of farmers in northwest China

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After the old man died, his wife went to live in her daughter's family for a period of time and then returned to her own home. The courtyard is still the original courtyard, the house is the original house, but people are different. She said that there was a person missing in the house, everything changed and became cold and empty. In the home where she lived all her life, she could not even remember the comfort and cleanliness of the old days.
So she left. In her own words, she began to "wander" to her son's and daughter's home, and she had traveled more than once on planes she had never dreamed of before.
More than a decade has passed, and now she is nearly ninety years old. She said she often remembers the two trees with joined roots planted by her husband on the hillside of the village many years ago.