Feng shui, literally translated from the Chinese, means “wind, water” and traditionally symbolizes the space between heaven and earth the environment where we live.
The philosophy recognizes that house and garden should work together relative to life, health, wealth and happiness. In Hong Kong, the capital of feng shui, the ancient knowledge survived the Cultural Revolution that swept over Mainland China during the 60s and 70s.
This film looks at the roots of feng shui with masters demonstrating how the ancient Chinese science is still deeply rooted in the everyday lives of people living here. To them feng shui is much more than simply a new trend in interior design. The influence feng shui has on their lifestyle and the mentality of Hong Kong people is told through comical, unusual and everyday stories. For example, you will see an apartment building, in the Aberdeen quarter, that has 400 square meter hole in the front, so that the “mountain dragon” still has a view of the ocean.
We will observe well-known feng shui at work. This spans from the lot selection, the positioning and the conception of the house, straight down to details about the interior design. They offer their expertise on the best positioning for the front door, the suitable color of the walls and floors, right up to the positioning of a desk.
We are introduced, step-by-step, to the terms and categories of feng shui. On our excursion through Hong Kong, we visit the Wong Tai Sin monastery, which holds some of the most beautiful and oldest temples left untouched by the communistic cultural revolution. Priests and monks talk about the spiritual and scientific elements of feng shui. Their conversations will not only provide a closer look into the philosophical structure, but also the history, right down to the roots of feng shui.