This film is an observation of the public space of the areas that links city and village. It tries to sh...展开ow the great changes of this age. Because of the rapid change of land ownership, the relationship between men and environment is changed also. Furthermore, the film tries to capture the vivid expressions and appearances of the people in this public space.
In today’s China, the border of cities have already expanded to the core of the agricultural areas. The mega-university town of west China in Chang’an District of Xi’an is only one of the hundred battle fields of land that exist in China. The lost of land and the introduction of new ways of life bring anxiety, pain, and also optimistism to the people living there. Man and environment can never be separated. However, the land is fundamentally changed, with the disappearance of the farm land and building of modern university campus and commodity houses. The broad roads have destroyed the system of villages that has already in danger formerly. In this film, we did not observe all of this from a point o view of sociologist, but only as a documentary maker who observes these profound changes. In this context, I do not have the ambition to sustain a grand narrative, and what I want to do is to use the camera to look at those ordinary spaces in this complex world. I believe that the villages, university town, supermarket, building site of the real estates, the garden in the center of street, and the people, with their activities, expressions, languages, living in these spaces will tell us the secret of the piece of land. The anxious farmers who are so concerned about their future, the workers who sweat on the building site, a ceremony of marriage in a deserted village, the modern supermarket…all of this seem to indicate that people are trying to locate their new positions in this new world.