The Tamers of Sands of the Gobi Desert | SLICE EARTH
Minquin is an oasis town wedged between two Chinese deserts: Badain Jaran and Tengger. A natural barrier between the two, which must be preserved at all costs.
Today, this boundary is disappearing and the sand is rushing into a breach: the Mouth of the Tiger. If the immense masses of sand from these two deserts were to merge, the flow of sand falling on Beijing would increase significantly, and the city would pay dearly.
An army of farmers is waging a war against the sand in an attempt to put the brakes on the desert.