Born in China

Venturing into the corners and wilds of China, the lives of several of the nation’s Pandas, Snow Leopards, and Golden Monkeys are detailed for just over a year; touching on the fragility of life and the strength of nature, each creature will be faced with their own hardships, and the circle of life will continue on crane’s wings. Narrated by John Krasinski, Director Chuan Lu carefully assembles the pieces to this naturally sweetened story successfully leaving saccharine out of the picture, instead offering a showcase to some of China’s natural beauty. Family friendly, the film exposes some mild violence, but keeps the majority of nature’s wrath at a dull roar. Fine as a matinee or rental later Born in China is rated G.