Sing along the Yellow River

By tracing the typical inheritors of folk songs in the upper, middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River, the documentary visually presents folk song schools and expression styles across the nine provinces and autonomous regions along the Yellow River. Based on the relationship between people and space, the documentary attempts to explore the value of existence, survival dilemma, significance of inheritance and thinking on development of folk songs carrying the spirit of the Yellow River culture in the rich and diverse contemporary cultural environment and civilization context. This is to arouse the attention of the younger generation to the Yellow River culture represented by folk songs and even the excellent traditional culture of China as a whole. Through the twists and turns of the true stories of folk songs on both sides of the Yellow River, it expresses the spirit of openness and inclusiveness of the Yellow River culture and the commitment to the welfare of the world. It deals with the integration of the development of the Yellow River culture represented by folk songs into the overall process of China’s regional development today, examines the role of human nature in the social mission, and transforms the sense of ownership into the responsibilities for family and country. In the documentary, the creative transformation and innovative development of excellent traditional culture echo the development of the core values of socialism with Chinese characteristics, showing the glorious image of the sons and daughters growing up at the banks of the Yellow River and celebrating the great achievements in present-day China.