A river that has been renamed multiple times
This project captured the current living conditions of indigenous and immigrant communities in the Amur River basin, in order to glimpse the similarities and differences in production and life on both sides.
Heilongjiang (also known as Amur River in Russia), known as the boundary river between China and Russia since the signing of the Aihui Treaty and the Beijing Treaty, has been over 160 years and has a length of 3474 kilometers.
This river was originally the mother river of northern ethnic groups such as the Manchu and Ewenki, and has also nurtured brilliant civilizations. However, due to the division of national borders, the Russian invasion war, and the deterioration of China Soviet relations, after more than a hundred years, there are now only a few port cities along the river, and there is still cultural and economic exchange.
Although influenced by various factors such as military and politics, immigrants and indigenous peoples on both sides of the strait have undergone significant changes in population and ethnic composition, the two completely different civilizations that have been separated are still growing and developing indomitably on the fertile land that this river flows through.