Running Time: 99′
Years after abandoning his family in search of the mythical “City of Jade,” director Midi Z’s brother is released from Mandalay prison. Weak, but still hoping to find a big jade gemstone and become rich overnight, he sets off again for the mines like countless others in Myanmar’s war-torn Kachin state on the border with China. Midi Z accompanies him, following him with his camera through the jungle, pushing ever further into the dangerous core of an inaccessible world. This is a place where heroes, adventurers and desperate souls live and toil, digging and drilling for jade, hunted down by soldiers and plagued by malaria, with opium spurring them as they pursue their dream of great wealth.