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Behemoth

22 Dec
Zhao Liang / 2015 / 90 minutes / China

Beginning with a mining explosion in Mongolia and ending in a ghost city west of Beijing, political documentarian Zhao Liang’s visionary new film Behemoth details, in one breathtaking sequence after another, the social and ecological devastation behind an economic miracle that may yet prove illusory.

A horrific, at times surreal documentary portrait of migrant iron and coal workers in Inner Mongolia.

 

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