TIME AND STONE, 83min., China, Documentary
Directed by Li Yue
In 1958, iron ore was discovered in the desert of the Qilian Mountains, at the western end of the Great Wall of China, and 30,000 young people came here to build the largest ironworks in northwest China.
At first there was nothing in this desert. 60 years later, a city of 300,000 people was built here.
The young people who came to this desert spent their youth here, and despite the difficulties of life there was no shortage of laughter, love and happiness. They grow old with the city, the only thing that remains the same is time and the stones of the desert.