August 15, 1995 9:00 pm
Renowned Japanese wildlife filmmaker Misuaki Iwago ventures into China's remote Qinling Mountains in an unprecedented attempt to reveal the secret life of the Giant Panda. Shot over the course of a year in one of China's most extreme and stark landscapes, the story includes the first recorded footage of a mother panda raising her young cub in the wild. Iwago also traces some of the mountain's other inhabitants including the only wild breeding population of crested ibises, the golden-haired mountain goat, and the golden snub-nosed monkey. Along with the Giant Panda these animals have nestled in this unforgiving environment since the last ice age. Welcome to one of the last remaining sanctuaries on planet Earth.