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A Crack in the Mountain

Alastair Evans | 2022 | 100 MINS
Hong Kong | Subtitles
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Hang Son Doong is the world’s largest cave discovered in Vietnam in 1990. This magnificent documentary reveals the beauty of the cave as well as the tensions brought by fame and tourism.

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Hang Son Doong translates as ‘mountain river cave’ is so large it could fit an entire New York block inside, including skyscrapers. Since its discovery it has been at the centre of controversial schemes to develop it as a tourist destination.

This film examines the conflicting themes of exploration, environmental conservation and sustainability and the perils of operating as an activist in a country where freedom of speech is severely curtailed.

Beautifully shot and scored, this is a powerful exposé about how good and bad intentions can ultimately lead to one of the world’s greatest natural wonders being exploited for money.

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