Film: The Land of Many Palaces

When: January 19, 2015
Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location: Elliot Building, Room 162, UVic

Join us for a screening of this incredible new documentary by filmmaker Adam Smith. 

In Ordos, China, thousands of farmers are being relocated into a new city under a government plan to modernize the region. “The Land of Many Palaces” follows a government official whose job is to convince these farmers that their lives will be better off in the city, and to help them adapt to urban life, and a farmer in one of the last remaining villages in the region who is pressurized to move. The film explores a process that will take shape on an enormous scale across China, since the central government announced plans to relocate 250,000,000 farmers to cities across the nation, over the next 20 years.

Adam will be available for a Q&A after the screening. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives and the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies.