TS Looking down to water. LS Village. Children playing football in village street. Children looking at Statue of God of the Trees. Various shots of families moving out of houses and loading furniture onto cart. 86 year old lady helped from house. CU Lady. Elderly lady carried on chair strapped to poles and taken onto ferry. Families removing roof tiles. Various shots of people walking along road to the embarkation point. LS Ferry leaving the island. Disembarking. GV Families walking towards modern block of flats.
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To provide more water for Hong Kong's millions, they're building a reservoir on near-by Lantao Island. But a 600-year-old village will be submerged in the process, and 50 families were moving. When Chinese move house, they themselves make a thorough job it it, and nothing is overlooked, not even their roof-tiles! The first part of the journey was along the island road to the embarkation place. Then, a few miles by ferry, with hardly a backward glance at Lantao. Their new homes, modern block of flats, were to be in the New Territories on the mainland, opposite Hong Kong.