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As part of the tour, two award-winning independent filmmakers from China Wang Jiuliang and Wang Libo will present and discuss their films with audiences in Sheffield.
Director Wang Jiuliang’s film Plastic China (2016) focuses on an unschooled 11-year-old girl whose family works and lives in a typical plastic waste household-recycling workshop. It highlights China’s role in the global waste trade and exposes how the worldwide waste problem is hitting people living in poverty around the world. Reportedly, the film prompted China’s ban on plastic waste imported from the West.
Director Wang Libo’s film Oh, The Sanxia (2013) presents the director’s in-depth research into, and subtle critique of, the Three Gorges Dam (Sanxia), which is the world’s biggest dam and one of China’s most expensive and controversial projects. The large-scale human relocation and long-term ecological impact of the dam have aroused wide concern. The film not only looks into the project itself but also reveals the vicissitude of China’s politics over the past three decades.
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