While China’s economic ascent commands global attention, less light has been shed upon the monumental problem of waste spawned by a burgeoning population, booming industry, and insatiable urban growth.
Green Initiatives’ 67th documentary film screening, Beijing Besieged by Waste, focuses on the grim spectacle of waste, excrement, detritus, and rubble unceremoniously piled upon the land surrounding the China’s Olympic city, capital, and megalopolis, Beijing. It was filmed by an award-winning photographer Wang Jiuliang. Wang travels to more than 500 landfills, fearlessly documenting Beijing’s unholy cycle of consumption through poignant observational visits with the scavengers who live and work in the dumps.
- Film is in Mandarin, with English subtitles. Screening will be followed by a short discussion.
- There will be an entrance fee of ¥50 for all registered guests, that includes snacks, juice and beer.
- ¥70 for non-registered guests. ¥20 for students and interns, with PRIOR REGISTRATION and student card.
- Light snacks and refreshments will provided to all attendees.
Jingan Kerry Center Tower 1, 32F,
1515 West Nanjing Road,
Jingan Temple Exit 6