Discussion: Plastic China
Part of the film series
Waking the Green Tiger: Documentaries from the Front Lines of China's Environmental Crisis
(August 18-27, 2014)
Plastic China (Excerpted scenes and discussion with the director)
Dir. Wang Jiuliang. Work-in-progress forthcoming late 2014.
From 2008 to 2011 photographer and filmmaker Wang Jiuliang documented over 460 landfills around Beijing, culminating in the award-winning film Beijing Besieged by Waste (2011) and prompting the Beijing municipal government to invest 10 billion RMB to regulate the waste disposal industry. Wang's new work continues to looks at waste in China, but this time his upcoming film, Plastic China, uncovers the human and environmental costs of imported plastic waste in China.
Director Wang Jiuliang will screen highlights from the forthcoming Plastic China and discuss his experience documenting the handling of domestic and imported waste. Q&A moderated by La Frances Hui, Film Curator, Asia Society.
Reception to follow.
Watch ChinaFile's interview with Wang Jiuliang: