New documentary about urbanization and migration in China

Join us for a screening of "The Land of Many Palaces and a Q&A with filmmaker Adam Smith. 

The Land of Many Palaces (Trailer) from Adam James Smith on Vimeo.

When: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 4 pm
Where: UVic, Elliot Building, Room 162

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.

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

Contact: Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives