“I don’t know what it means to be filial, but I know what being unfilial is
– it’s as simple as that.”
A 74-year- old man builds a tricycle and brings his 99-year- old mother on a journey across China. Starting at the northernmost part of China in Heilongjiang, they set off for Tibet on a 900-day journey that spans over 30,000 kilometers. His mother, who has toiled her entire life for her family, has never travelled out of her rural hometown. The man is determined to fulfil his mum’s wish to see the beauty of the world while she still can.
Together, they travel on a rickety tricycle, pedaling through rural villages and fast-paced cities, valleys and over hills. As they ride on, he discovers that staying by his mum’s side is the greatest reward he can give to both of them.