Film by Jia Zhangke
(…) Released on Thursday, the film follows the lives of two Chinese families — one a mining family in rural Hebei Province, and the other a cosmopolitan family in hyper-urban Beijing. The film is intended to show that every Chinese citizen, regardless of socioeconomic status or geography, is affected by dirty air.
“I wanted to make a film that enlightens people, not frightens them,” Mr. Jia said in a news release. “The issue of smog is something that all the citizens of the country need to face, understand and solve in the upcoming few years.”
Source: Film Highlights Air Pollution’s Broad Reach By Amy Qin, January 22, 2015. Read more on Sinosphere
Marc Esposito’s latest documentary movie about a dump-site in Southern France.
Next to French Riviera’s famous beaches, let’s explore a dump site
This movie warns us about how poorly managed landfill sites can be, and shows how garbage reflect our (urban) consumption habits.
Projection of the film Yaodong, Petit traité de construction, followed by a discussion, at the 31st Jean Rouch Festival. The film is the fruit of the collaboration of anthropologist Caroline Bodolec and director Élodie Brosseau, also a sinologist. The film is about rural contemporary society. More information.
- Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 17:30
Maison des Cultures du Monde, 101, Boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris. Admission is free to the extent of available seats. More information