The following are 4 ‘Tales of Strangers’, shot in Gansu, China, asking people to share any story of their choice.
After some deliberation about how to go with this, I’ve decided to publish the interviews of people as we go, despite the fact that they’re not currently translated – and that I’m not always sure what the answers were (or how relevant, and interesting they are) !
In fact, I’m hoping to reach out to you, the community, to help translate them so I can add subtitles as we go. I’ll update the videos and the posts as I get feedback. For the time being, I’ve added short descriptions above the video in English based on the little I gathered from the stories (I’m not sure how accurate these may be).
If you or anybody you know can help out with this, feel free to comment here, on Facebook or on Youtube. Thanks to all! (It’s even more helpful if you can give some indication about timecodes so I know where in the video to add the subtitles, thanks!)
Lanzhou Student in the Train: when he was young, he and a friend ‘borrowed’ some apples from a neighbor’s yard. The infuriated neighbor saw them and proceeded to chase them around the garden.
Chinese Traveler Needs Money to Return Home: as she was traveling through China, she came up short and didn’t have enough money to take the bus back home. She borrowed 500 yuan from a generous family of strangers, made it back, and paid them back through the mail.
Chinese Academic Wants to Go Far: as a marine biologist, he’s interested in going to remote areas in the world to further his research.
Restaurant Manager and her Baby: about her restaurant and family