Once the thriving capital of Imperial China, the city of Datong now lies in near ruins, but Mayor Geng Yanbo plans to change all that, announcing a bold, new plan to return Datong to its former glory. Such declarations, however, come at a devastatingly high cost. Thousands of homes are to be bulldozed, and a half-million of its residents will be relocated under his watch. The Chinese Mayor captures, with remarkable access, a man and, by extension, a country leaping frantically into an increasingly unstable future.
|Genre||Urban / Politics / Social Issues|
|Air Date||Satruday, January 23, 2016|
Zhou Hao is a filmmaker based in Guangzhou, China. He has worked as a photographer for the the news agency. He began making documentaries in 2001 and his first film, "Houjie Township", won the Black Pottery Award (Best New Professional Reward) at the Yunnan Multi-culture Visual Festival. Houjie Township was also in the Shanghai Biennial in 2004 and the Guangzhou Triennial in 2005. "Senior Year", won the Humanitarian Award for Best Documentary at the Hong Kong International Festival in 2006.
The Chinese Mayor is awarded the SPECIAL JURY PRIZE@SUNDANCE, the BEST DOCUMENTARY@RIVERRUN, the BEST DOCUMENTARY@NEWPORT BEACH and the SILVER PRIZE@MILLENIUM.
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