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Adolf interviews Miao women in Guizhou's Yegai village during Guzang Festival, which is a celebration of the Miao ethnic group's new year. [Photo/ddcpc website]
Robert Adolf, a 24-year-old vlogger from Germany, filmed the celebration activities of the Miao ethnic group at the Guzang Festival in Southwest China's Guizhou province on Nov 25, which marked the completion of he and his friends' task of filming all seven of Guizhou's native ethnic groups for a documentary project they are currently working on.
The Guzang Festival is the new year celebration for the Miao ethnic group, and married women from Yegai village, Leishan county's Langde town, will travel together back to their parents' homes in the village during the festival.
Crowds of Miao women dressed in traditional clothing have become a popular scene at the Guzang Festival, which attracts tourists from all over the globe each year.
That's one of the reasons why Adolf attended the festival. He became interested in China's history and culture due to the Disney movie Mulan when he was a child. He told Guizhou Daily that he came to China in 2017 to work for a German company in Central China's Hunan province, and then moved to Lianyungang in East China's Jiangsu province to work in foreign trade.
Adolf speaks fluent Chinese and is commonly known as "德国的包子" (Germany's stuffed steamed bun) on Chinese social media platforms. During a trip to China's rural areas, Adolf was impressed by China's ethnic cultures and decided to shoot documentaries of China's 56 ethnic groups.
In July this year, Adolf and his three Chinese friends initiated their documentary project by hopping in a car and taking road trips to record the real lives of different Chinese ethnic groups.
Adolf and his friends departed from Lianyungang on Sept 5 and filmed the customs and cultures of Tujia, Miao, Dong, Bouyei, Yao and Sui ethnic groups in Hubei province, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and Guizhou province.
When asked about Guizhou specifically, Adolf said that "I want to share Guizhou and China's ethnic culture with the world to allow more people to learn about Guizhou and learn about China."