Film Screening & Q & A with the director of "The Land of Many Palaces" (US/China 2014)
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 4:00pm

Film Screening and Q & A with the director of
"The Land of Many Palaces" 
(USA/China, 2014)
60 minutes 
With English subtitles

Monday, March 2, 2015 
4:00pm to 6:00pm
PSU 5th Ave. Cinema, 510 SW Hall St., Portland
Admission is FREE 

Film screening is followed by discussion with co-director/producer Adam Smith.

In Ordos, China, thousands of farmers are being relocated into a new city under a government plan to modernize the region. “The Land of Many Palaces” follows a government official whose job is to convince these 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.   Click here for more info >>

"The Land of Many Palaces" was co-directed and co-produced by Adam James Smith and Song Ting, and was also co-produced by Wang Qihan.

Adam James Smith (co-director/co-producer)
Adam is a Stanford-educated documentary filmmaker from England. His films focus on characters experiencing rapid change in their lives. To date, he has produced, directed and edited four short documentaries in America - The Diner, Love & Allegiance (co-dir Tijana Petrovic), Shangri-La, Role Play - and one feature documentary in China, The Land of Many Palaces (co-dir Song Ting). He is currently in the pre-production stage for his next two feature-documentaries in China: Mountain Town (working title) about the replica Wyoming town of Jackson Hole in Hebei, and On the Banks of the Pearl River (working title) exploring entrepreneurialism in Shenzhen. In addition to making his own films, he has worked for TED, the Journal Sentinel, Rabbit Bandini Productions, Stanford’s Office of Public Affairs, the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and the Chinese National Academy of Painting.

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