Upcoming film focuses on Xinjiang patriotic heroes
Published: Mar 10, 2022 12:00 AM
Poster of the movie Why Are the Flowers So Red Photo: Weibo

Poster of the movie "Why Are the Flowers So Red" Photo: Weibo

The movie, Why Are the Flowers So Red, inspired on a true story about guarding the border and protecting the country in Xinjiang, will be released on March 18 around China.

The new film tells the story of three generations of a family living in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. From grandfather to grandson, three men in the family voluntarily patrolled and guarded the border on the Pamir Plateau for 70 years.

They regarded border soldiers as family and often guided them through the plateau.

The grandson aged 41, who sacrificed his life to save a child that fell in the water on January 4, 2021, was rewarded as "model of the time" by the authorities in March 2021.

The film is based on the life experience and heroic feat of the grandson through a moving story, vivid characters and beautiful pictures and music to praise the patriotism of the three generations and their love for Xinjiang.

The director of the film, Abdukerim Abliz, also led the musical The Wings of Songs, released in March 2021 focusing on local ethnic culture in Xinjiang from dance to music. Featuring the life of people in Xinjiang, the story unfolds as three young men travel across the region seeking musical inspiration.