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The Mountains Sing
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina, Germany
  • Language of DialogueChinese (including dialect)
  • Runtime40
  • DirectorYANG Xiao
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerYANG Xiao, CHEN Sisi

“Hawfwen,” a traditional gathering that used to be popular, where the Zhuang people would sing folk songs. It often takes place around clan temples or under old trees. Singers are divided into male and female groups. They improvise their lyrics to sing in correspondence with one another.

Traveling along the songs in antiphonal style, the camera has found different singers and gatherings, lingering in rural areas and cities, trying to find the broken echoes of “hawfwen.”