Kashgar is the only city in China where the ancient culture of China’s western regions lives on in a well preserved historic district, and is also home to the country’s largest complex of earth buildings typical of the Uyghur people. The residential buildings in the old town are mostly made of earth, wood and bricks and have existed for 80 to 150 years, with the oldest built more than 360 years ago. They are important resources for understanding the customs and architecture of China’s minority peoples.
This film tells the true story of Kashgar’s Old City and its historic and cultural value to the nation. It also shows how residents of the Old City are suffering from the risk of earthquake, and how the government’s Old City Renovation Program is protecting the area’s history and the residents’ safety, thus clarifying the widespread misrepresentation of the renovation program within the international community.