BIFF 2020
International documentary
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Smog Town

Kina / Nederland / Sør-Korea/ 2019/ 1 t. 26 min.
LANGUAGE:
mandarin
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Meng Han
WRITER:
Meng Han
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Meng Han, Vincent Du
PRODUCER:
Vincent Du
How to combat air pollution – Chinese style

China’s rapid economic growth has been accompanied by images of cities bathed in impenetrable poisonous fog. Now the authorities want change, and in this balanced and sharply-observed documentary, we follow environmental inspector Li who’s been given three months to improve the air quality in the city of Langfang. Displaying the advantages of a one-party state, SMOG TOWN shows what it takes to reduce pollution in a meaningful way, while at the same time painting a fascinating portrait of China’s economic and political system.

This film can be streamed on BIFF+ 14–31 October 2020.

Meng Han

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