Episode 109: Where the Water Settles

One of the most beautiful places on earth, the rice terraces of Yuanyang, are a site to behold.  Beyond their striking beauty, they are also an incredible example of sustainability.  The system of terraces has been around for 1300 years and has provided a constant source of rice (and protein) for this area.  The Hani people who farm this way have a commitment to preservation that has resulted in their own ability to survive. Watch the video to have your mind blown.  Special Thanks to Intrepid Travel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shascall1 Sharon Hascall

    Most heartwarming thing I’ve seen in ages. Much Gratitude. Lovely. You catch humanity at its best,

  • roblyn43

    What a beautiful philosophy. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://twitter.com/mountainaven Amy Turner

    You continue to blow me away with each episode, please keep doing what you are doing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/RichardMStewartCO Richard Stewart

    Would love to do that here in the U.S. but Food Safety Laws would prevent it.

  • Dan Sheehan

    My favorite one yet!

  • http://twitter.com/GarridoRua Santiago Garrido

    Very nice episode, like a poem.
    By the format of this piece and the trailers of your trip seems that you are working and editing more in a large format documentary than in small clips.
    the perennial plate 90 minutes long movie should arrive in 2013?

    I really enjoy your work, i think you created a format of web documentary.

    cheers from italy.

  • susan twiggs

    You captured the spirit of this elder in Yuanyuang.thank you for this piece of art.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dayna.burtness Dayna Burtness

    Wow… Amazing. I would love to visit someday.

  • Rose

    Beautiful video. I’m curious who translated it for you?

    • danielpklein

      thanks! it was actually a challenge to have translated. We had a friend of a friend from Yunnan transcribe it, and then our guide from Intrepid Travel translated that into English.

  • http://www.facebook.com/verne.weisberg Verne Milton Weisberg

    Was that a peace pipe?

  • http://twitter.com/kevinkossowan Kevin Kossowan

    Wow. One of your best, no question.

  • Maria

    Here is the answer for those who want to know the meaning of life!

  • Thomas

    Hi. Can you tell me what song you used at 1:00. Thank you.