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Empty city /
a film by Jin Huaqing.
Wheeling, IL : Film Ideas, 2017.
1 videodisc (approximately 52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Wheeling, IL : Film Ideas, 2017.
"Today, communist ideals are thrown over board, one by one. They are replaced with a strange mixture of ultra-liberal recipes and Chinese solidarity, the ideology of which is yet to be written. This is the backdrop for an outstanding collection of compelling documentaries by Chinese filmmakers that tell us about the joys and sorrows, the highs and lows, the dreams and the deceptions of ordinary Chinese people." -- Container.
"Yumen was the first Chinese town where oil was discovered. At that time, the town was destined to be an example for small rural Chinese villages. The government invested so much to realize the Chinese dream: an active economy bringing its inhabitants richness. But soon resources run out and big oil companies abandon the town, leaving behind empty buildings and unemployment for all the immigrants who came looking for a job. Fifty years later the town is unrecognizable, a ghost city. There are only desolate landscapes end empty buildings left. The only people who live there are elderly and sick. They are resigned to die in this place, forgotten by their family." -- Container.
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In Chinese, with subtitles in English.
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