For Watering My Horse, Xiaoxiao Xu (CN/NL) followed the lives of the people along the foot of the Great Wall of China, a road trip of 25,000 kilometers. She takes us to the section of the wall from the Ming dynasty and to the ruins of the older parts. Despite the decline, there is a lively relationship with the wall among the local population that honour and protect the wall. Xu tried to discover the impact of fast-growing China on this historic site. What does the wall reflect today? Which elements have disappeared and which remnants have survived? She discovered that the villages at the foot of the Great Wall of China are some of the last places where people still live according to old traditions. Including an essay by Maria-Caterina Bellinetti (US).