THE HUMAN magnitude

I spent a while in a quiet town where, around a pond, thousand-one houses are going to be demolished. We can enter in this ghost town by a single street as the entrance of a maze. The air is stagnant, the orientation is difficult, dust hide stars.

The film deals with the fate of urbanization in China. What struck me most was that people accept the demolitions despite themselves, as one accepts the rain. Government decisions are immutable like natural disasters. People feel powerless as facing an earthquake, an irrational tremor that mixes areas and eras.

CREDITS

A film by Fu Le

With Ondrej Lipovski

Music: Harun Bayrakatar

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awards

RIFF : mention of the jury (Norway, 2016)

la magnitude humaine