Today we went to see Disney's Born in China . This is a film depicting the terrain, life, and seasons of China. Born in China follows three animal characters through their lives, exploring topics about family, survival, and ecology.
A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China’s vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together. (source)
A little excerpt about China:
"Almost no country on earth can rival the impressive landscapes and cultural heritage of China. As one of the world’s oldest civilizations, China has a rich history that began thousands of years ago. Today, modern China is home to 1.3 billion people, the largest population of any country on Earth. This population is diverse, with over 56 officially recognized ethnic groups and 298 living languages." (source)
An addition to simply being a beautiful film, this was a great way for us to reconnect with our studies on Ancient China. Much of the terrain and wildlife in the filmed regions have been untouched for hundreds of years. As well, the narrations did a wonderful job of visiting culture influences of animal symbolism and history for Chinese cultures.