The heart of the mountains are the people. The expressway has had such a phenomenal impact on their lives and the access to friends, family, medical services. It has opened up their minds. When we arrived and first drove through them we were so amazed by the mountains and the immense size of them, and on the return to Xi’an we realized they were simply home. Getting to know the people there and seeing how they lived their lives with such openness and kindness and simplicity is something I believe we can all learn from the film.