A Journey to Xiangtangshan
A clip from a video featured in the exhibition "Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan," on view at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Feb. 26-July 31, 2011. The four-minute documentary illustrates how the caves thrive as sites of visitation and worship today. Filmed from the perspective of a first-time visitor, it leads viewers from the nearby industrial town of Fengfeng to the centuries-old footpath up to the northern Xiangtangshan caves. It ends with footage of worshipers and tourists at the entrance to the northern group's South Cave. Visit http://tinyurl.com/sacklerXTS to learn more. The video was directed and edited by Judy Hoffman, with assistance from Lec Maj, videography; Leslie Simmer and Manol Georgieff, editing; and Jim Morrissette, color correction. Post-production facilities were provided by Kartemquin Films.