The Way of the Tao

59 mins2010

Taoism is at the same time a philosophy, a religion, a culture and a way of living. It cannot be easily defined, yet it has deeply permeated Chinese society for nearly 3,000 years and it is the finest way to penetrate Chinese thought, culture and society. Although the subject is increasingly finding an echo in the Western world, there is no documentary presenting the main aspects of Taoism.

This documentary plunges us into the heart of ancestral practices and rituals that have adapted to modernity. The film is based on the magic of landscapes and temples, the mysterious beauty of Chinese art, the poetry of aphorisms and the passion of its followers. It also brings across to the viewer the unparalleled force of inspiration Taoism represents for the Chinese, after 60 years of communism.