垃圾圍城 Beijing Besieged by Waste
Film by Jiu-liang Wang
Duration: 72 mins
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Beijing Besied by Waste was first published in June 2010. A film by Jiu-liang Wang.
While China’s rise, and its immense challenges, commands world attention, less light has been shed upon the colossal problem of waste generated by a burgeoning population, expanding industry, and rapacious urban trough. Photographer Jiu-liang Wang turns his lens upon the grim spectacle of garbage, excrement, refuse, and wreckage heaped upon the landscape that surrounds China’s mega-metropolis, Beijing. Eking out a hazardous living within are the scavengers, mostly rural migrants, who struggle to maintain familial and cultural structures amid the bleakest of occupations. Wang shows the desecration of one-vital farmlands and rivers in the shadow of China’s gleaming cities and planes and super-trains; the unholy cycle of construction’s consumption and waste, and poignant images of the daily lives of scavengers who toll at their own peril.