Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2006 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
|Project||Paradise Not Far (aka. Long River/Chang He, 長河)|
Located inside a common building on a banal street of a small provincial city in the middle of China, the "Lotus Fine House" can be found. The house is a "Jushi Lin", meaning that it is a place where the lay Buddhists can stay for two or three months each year to pray for Buddha. A place where people can live together as a community following Buddhist principles. This lay Buddhist Lodge was built by a woman who spent all her savings for it. Most of the people who come are women, the middle-aged and the old. They hope to polish up their lives and souls via Buddhism. They formed "Zhu Nian Tuan" (Helping and Praying Group) which gives terminal care to the lonely old and disabled people as well as conduct praying ceremony for the dead. All that they do are free.
The people at the "Lotus Fine House" are seeking for and practicing some moral limits in the course of social change of China; trying to build some new values by the religious way and concrete behavior where the past values have been deconstructed by the market economy thoroughly. This documentary will be a portrait of this community, their dreams, their actions, how they accomplish their self-education and in which sense they participate in the construction of the new civil society in today`s China.