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    The Land of Many Palaces

    Paleede maa |

    Director: Adam James Smith, Song Ting

    Country: China, Great Britain

    Year: 2014

    Length: 60'

    Language: In Mandarin with English subtitles

    Introduction by the director, Adam James Smith.

    In Ordos, China, thousands of farmers are being relocated to a new city under a government plan to modernize the region. The film follows a government official whose job is to convince farmers that their lives will be better off in the city, and a farmer in one of the last remaining villages in the region who is pressured 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.

    Many thanks to Adam James Smith.