An independent documentary film by Lynn Zhang & Shirley Han Ying about the water crisis in the North China Plain. It depicts the devastating consequences of water scarcity exacerbated by pollution.
The film follows a group of farmers who saw their orchards destroyed by water pollution, and their one-sided struggle against a major corporation and an unsympathetic local government to gain compensation.
Through the stories of the individual villagers and the predictions of local experts, we witness a paradise lost to economic progress, and the consequences of doing too little, too late.
Narration by Chris Gelken.
Written by Shirley Han Ying & Chris Gelken.
Edited & Color Graded by Shirley Han Ying.
Filmed by Shirley Han Ying & Lynn Zhang.
Music all by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0"
Produced by Lynn Zhang & Shirley Han Ying in association with Center on U.S.-China Relations of Asia Society.
Copyright © 2012 Shirley Han Ying & Lynn Zhang.
Trailer Run Time: 3 min 20 sec
Full Length Documentary: 27 min
Format: HD 1080p
Directors: Lynn Zhang & Shirley Han Ying
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