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Political documentarian Zhao Liang draws inspiration from The Divine Comedy for this intoxicating and terrifying glimpse at the ravages wrought upon Inner Mongoliaby its coal and iron industries. Beautiful grasslands are being overrun by mountains destroyed by coal mining, blackening the surrounding landscape and poisoning its people.

Behemoth tours exploding hillsides, dank mine shafts, cacophonous factories, and vacant cities, building upon Zhaoís previous exposés (2009ís Petition, 2007ís Crime and Punishment) by combining his investigative streak with a painterly vision of a social and ecological nightmare unfolding out of sight.

Mesmerizing and dreamlike in its stark birdsí eye observations of the industrial processes at work, this is a nearly silent trip into Danteís circle of hell from one of Chinaís most talented filmmakers.

 

Official Selection, Competition, VeniceFilm Festival 2015

Winner of the environmental Green Drop Award, Venice Film Festival

Official Selection, SheffieldDoc/Fest2016

Official Selection, International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam

Best Documentary of 2015, Wendy Ide in Screen International

Best Documentary, StockholmInternational Film Festival

Special Jury Prize, TokyoFilmex


Directed by: Zhao Liang

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Release Date: 24/10/2016

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