This was a film I shot in June 2010 in སྐྱེ༌དགུ༌ Jyeckundo, Tibet. A devastating earthquake struck on April 14, 2010, registering a magnitude of 6.9 and killing 2,698 people, with many thousands injured. We visited to make a film about the reconstruction operation for CCTV International.
The earthquake has become known as the Yushu earthquake. Yushu is a county in the Chinese province of Qinghai. Historically it was part of Tibet, but the Chinese government claims it is, always has been and always will be part of China. During tragedies like this, these divisions are thankfully put to one side and a common humanity emerges for a period of time.
Camera – James Bayliss-Smith
Director/Editor – Wu Yingna
Presenter – Kimberly Buchanan
Assistant – Xing Lichao