Thursday, 20 October 2016
While China’s economic ascent commands global attention, less light has been shed upon the monumental problem of waste spawned by a burgeoning population, booming industry and insatiable urban growth.
Green Initiatives’ 67th documentary film screening, Beijing Besieged by Waste, focuses on the grim spectacle of waste, excrement, detritus and rubble unceremoniously piled upon the land surrounding China’s Olympic city, capital and megalopolis, Beijing.
Eeking out a dangerous living within are the scavengers, mostly migrant workers from the countryside, who struggle to uphold familial and cultural systems amid their occupation’s Dickensian bleakness.
This film will be screened in Mandarin, with English subtitles and will be followed by a short discussion. 6:30pm to 9pm. RMB 20 (for students and interns
with prior registration and student card), RMB 50 (for registered guests), RMB 70 (for non-registered guests). Light snacks and refreshments will be provided to all attendees. Haworth Furniture. 32/F, Tower 1, 1515 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu. Web: www.greeninitiatives.cn