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.

14 responses to “Episode 109: Where the Water Settles”

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

  2. roblyn43 says:

    What a beautiful philosophy. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Amy Turner says:

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

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

  5. Dan Sheehan says:

    My favorite one yet!

  6. 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.

  7. susan twiggs says:

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

  8. Wow… Amazing. I would love to visit someday.

  9. Rose says:

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

    • danielpklein says:

      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.

  10. Wow. One of your best, no question.

  11. Maria says:

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

  12. Thomas says:

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

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