Economic development and the demand for cheap timber are slowly transforming the forests of North Vietnam. Since she was a child, Hoa has learned about medicinal plants knowing that part of this heritage will disappear. Today Hoa, together with her family (her daughter Chiem, her husband Dai, her mother Hai), tries to defend this biodiversity and the transmission of this ancient knowledge.
Marco Zuin graduated in Cinema studies from D.A.M.S. University of Bologna, and since 2003 works as a director, making documentaries in Tanzania, Kenya, Spain, France, Honduras, Egypt, India. His works tackle social issues, understood as sociality in order to tell the emotional impact of the stories he encounters, through a positive look: sometimes, to be profound, one has to employ irony.