Ma Yunwei, is a 34 year old blade master from Gansu, China. He is a superbly great sword master striving to enrich the legacy of the Mongolian tradition from the recorded time of Genghis Khan. Ma Yunwei takes the audience on an illustrious process of manufacturing a sword in stages that gradually build the momentum right through to the end product. Above all, the sword master has an enormous concern for the preservation of the heritage, which was handed down by his father to him and now plans to hand it down to his sons, something that he is undoubtedly willing to persist to avoid the tail end of his predecessor’s heritage ending in a modern world.
Director: Tristan Schafer
10 mins / Documentary / China // 2016
Date: Saturday, March 11th
Time: 9am – 12.30pm
Location: Thomas Davis Theatre, Trinity College Dublin