China to shoot film on desert-fighting workers

2020-01-04 新华网 Editor:Feng Shuang

China has announced the shooting of a film featuring a group of forest farmworkers in northwestern Gansu Province for their unswerving desert-fighting and afforestation efforts since the early 1980s.

Three generations of workers at the Babusha Forest Farm in Gulang County of Gansu Province have managed to turn their hometown on the southern edge of the Tengger Desert into arable land from an inhospitable place where farmland and villages were long plagued by sand erosion.

The desert-fighting workers were honored with the title "Model of the Times" in March 2019 for their devotion over the past four decades.

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