In Shuifu County of Yunnan Province, there is a special village with 36 villagers died of Suffocation within 5 years. Others are still struggling on the edge of death.
Being attracted by the generous salary to improve their living standard, some pioneers in Shuifu County left their hometown to work at Quartz Processing Plant in Anhui Province. A lot of villagers followed suit like a swarm of bees. A nightmare started when villagers returned home and felt sick gradually. Some of them died mysteriously within two years. They all developed similar symptoms of fever, coughing and losing weight before death. A medical check-up was carried out in Shuifu County and revealed that half of the returned villagers were diagnosed with pneumoconiosis.
The patients in the village could do nothing but waiting for death. Phoenix TV has followed them for three years to record their lives before their death and investigate how the patients and their families were affected by the pneumoconiosis.