The quality of a work determines its character. Many people in today’s world believe all forms of art are a means to gain publicity or profit or both; they are wrong. The Born in China team spent about 300 hours shooting for materials in 79 spots across three years.
At a time when even some creative minds are pursuing instant profit, and the art circle is rife with shallowness and excessive commercial pursuit, the production team of Born in China deserves the highest praise for ignoring the lure of the luster and, instead, focusing on good content through in-depth research and hard work.
"A good film should focus on stories that are readable to all," Lu once said. When it comes to Born in China, he believes wildlife offers a borderless theme that can be appreciated by audiences across the world.
The human spirit is the soul of art. Mainstream Values with a Modern Spirit, a book published in 1955, says different cultures most of the time reveal the same values. And Lung Ying-tai, a Taiwan-born essayist and cultural critic, believes people from different cultures can have seamless exchanges on happiness and sorrow.