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Documentary on Tibet's Hoh Xil region debuts in Kunming

Updated: Dec 6, 2022 Print
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A documentary on the remote Hoh Xil region – located in the northeastern extremity of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, which is the largest and highest plateau in the world – recently premiered in the city of Kunming, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan province.

The film called Biodiversity On Earth - Zhuonai Lake – jointly produced by Yunnan University and the Kunming Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences – debuted in Kunming Animal Museum on Nov 24. It will be launched on the university's network platform on Nov 26.

This is the first work of the documentary series Biodiversity On Earth, which was independently shot and produced by the first-line scientific research team of the Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific ExPedition.

In order to fully depict the region's grandeur, the team repeatedly went deep into the hinterland of Hoh Xil, where few people have set foot and carried out extremely difficult filming work.

It took team members more than 1,000 hours to shoot the film over two years and they had to overcome the challenges of the harsh and sometimes extreme environment in high-altitude areas. The most advanced shooting equipment was used to record the changes to the natural landscape with the seasons and to faithfully depict the biodiversity of the remote region.

The result is a work of film that is said to portray the mysterious and beautiful miracle of life and recount a gripping account of the magnificent beauty of nature in China.

The documentary focuses on the migration of Tibetan antelopes to Zhuonai Lake to give birth and return and tells the story of the unknown biodiversity in Hoh Xil.

It also focuses on the animal kingdom there, and closely and deeply reveals the living conditions of wild yaks, plateau pikas, spotted geese, wolves and other wild animals.

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