Princeton Environmental Film Festival

Pushed Up the Mountain

Expired April 19, 2021 2:00 AM
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Pushed Up the Mountain is a poetic and emotionally intimate film about plants and the people who care for them. Through the tale of the migrating rhododendron, now endangered in its native China, the film reveals how high the stakes are for all living organisms in this time of unprecedented destruction of the natural world. Beginning in my godfather's garden in the Scottish Highlands, the film travels between conservationists in China and the UK who devote their lives to the rhododendron’s survival. Patiently observed footage of conservationists at work combines with centuries-old landscape paintings and my speculative voice to create a thought-provoking film about human efforts to protect nature for and from ourselves.

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  • Runtime
    76 minutes
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  • Director
    Julia Haslett
  • Producer
    Julia Haslett
  • Co-Producer
    Mengqi Jiang
  • Filmmaker
    Julia Haslett
  • Cast
    Geng Yuying, Botanist and Author; David Chamberlain, Botanist; Fang Zhendong, Conservation Biologist; Sun Weibang, Conservation Biologist; Ian Sinclair, Horticulturist and Conservationist; Hou Shen, Environmental Historian; Liu Huajie, Philosopher of Science; Pan Fujun, Scholar and Author; Zhang Chao, Conservationist
  • Editor
    Julia Haslett, Shannon Kennedy
  • Composer
    Daniel Thomas Davis