Movie Review: Born in China

Born in China Trailer

Born in China Summary

The film follows three families: the giant panda, the Snow Leopard, and the golden snub-nosed monkey.

Starting in Qinghai Plateau in western China, which is home to a mother snow leopard named Dawa, who has two cubs, Dawa struggles to keep her cubs safe, such as a rival snow leopard, the snow leopard soon returns with three of his sons and attack Dawa, but she cannot chase all off and allows them to stay. Winter approaches and Dawa tries hunting a sheep but is injured. A year goes by, and she dies from being charged at by a domestic yak while trying to hunt down its baby.

In another part of China, lives a young monkey named TaoTao, who is jealous of his newborn baby sister, but to make matters worse, his parents start to neglect and reject him, TaoTao soon befriends a group of outcast monkeys called “The Lost Boys”, led by Rooster, but after the leader gets into a fight with TaoTao’s father, the young monkey himself abandons the Lost Boys and rejoins his family, who at first won’t let him in, but decide to bring him into their warm arms, when spring approaches, TaoTao spends more time by himself and less time around his family, but when a Goshawk is about to catch his sister, TaoTao comes to the rescue and is welcomed back into his father’s arms.

Right next door to TaoTao lives YaYa the giant panda and her new daughter MeiMei, the baby becomes fascinated by the wonders of their home, but YaYa is overprotective for her, knowing that danger can be by at any moment, time pasts, and MeiMei grows into a healthy young Panda, she dreams of climbing a tree after noticing a Red Panda, MeiMei soon becomes a young adult, and successfully climbs a tall tree for the first time, YaYa (who is proud of her daughter), knows that is time to say goodbye, and departs into the forest.

the film ends with many animals of China having their own lives, Dawa’s cubs remain in the mountains, playing with each other, a giant panda has a baby, TaoTao and his father take a walk in the river, and a chiru spends his days running and impressing a mate, growing every day.

The narrator also says that, in Chinese mythology, when life ends, a red-crowned crane carries that soul, to rejoin the cycle of birth and rebirth.

Born in China Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This is a documentary following three China native animals that is informative and fun for the family.

Leave a Reply