Zeitmagazin - China – out of civilization
Hermits in China have always been honored. In 1949 the communists got the power and all people who wanted to live their religion had to escape to no man´s land. Now the modern consumer spirit makes peope to withdraw from society, searching for s.th. more. Monk Benxu was fighting against his unrest, searching for enlightenment, Shi Xiaohong could´t adapt anymore to society, Nanshan started being a vagabond, running to get rid of his bad characteristics and Hai Lian had been in prison, before he flew to the Zhongnan mountains.
(in collaboration with the journalist Angela Köckritz)