DIRECTOR: Urszula Pontikos

PRODUCER: Michael Riley

PROD COMPANY: Sterling Pictures

Shot on S16mm

Every winter the Yurunkash River in Western China dries up, reviling an expanse of river worn stones. There, hidden within the rock, lies a buried treasure forty times more valuable than gold - jade. Hundreds of people gather in the riverbed, endlessly scrabbling at rock in search of the jewel.

“Visually compelling” One World Int. Human Rights FF

“Austerely beautiful” True/False Int. FF

“Mesmerising” Full Frame Int. FF