Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
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The Chinese Mayor

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Chinese mayor Geng Yanbo is making a radical reform in the city of Datong. His plan is to demolish thousands of homes and relocate half a million people in order to give way to the restoration of antique relics, with the goal of promoting economic growth through tourism and culture. 

Geng Yanbo takes office as the authority of one of the most contaminated and overpopulated cities in China, with a plan that is as huge as unpopular: to demolish a big portion of the city –in chaotic, accelerated growth–, relocate the people in the outskirts, and re-found it again by reconstructing the old perimeter walls and emblematic buildings, so it can get its heritage value back, thus turning it into a cultural capital that in turn can project a new economy in the future. As in a permanent crossed fire, Geng Yanbo faces the demands of the locals, failed management decisions, and the will of the party, while he maintains his vision of a different city as the main goal. With an intimate closeness, we witness the entire process of his mandate, as the dimensions of the city acquire a human scale. MA

Other title/s: El alcalde chino
Year: 2015
Format: DM
Color: Color
Minutes: 87


D: Hao Zhou G, DA, P, PE: Zhao Qi F: Tianhui Zhang E: Tom Lin, Xiaochuan Yu S: Jing Xiao CP: Zhaoqi Films I: Geng Yanbo, Song Yuhua, Zheng Hui


Zhaoqi Films. Qi Zhao
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Thursday 14 - 16:10 h
El Cultural San Martín Room: 1

Monday 18 - 20:20 h
El Cultural San Martín Room: 1

Hao Zhou

He was born in China, and directed six documentary features, including The Transition Period (2010) and The Night (2014).

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