Son of the Earth – dir. Ning Tong Wang

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Original Film Title: 大地之子

Director’s Name: Ning Tong Wang

Producer: Ning Tong Wang

Country of Origin: China

Country of Filming: China

Language: Chinese

Runtime: 1 hour

Film Description:

There has never been a hospice like this for children in China before. At Daisy House, children with terminal cancer or blood conditions get to stay with their families. They receive palliative care from medical personnel, social workers and volunteers, who support and comfort them and their families right the way through.

How should parents and families – indeed, how should each of us face up to these young lives nearing their ends? What are we really talking about when we discuss ‘death’? What ethical considerations apply to a filmmaker who is also part of the support team? There are no easy answers. 

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