The Chinese Mayor (2015)

Original Title: 大同

Drama, Documentary
1h 29min



Once the thriving capital of Imperial China, the city of Datong now lies in near ruins. Not only is it the most polluted city in the country, it is also crippled by decrepit infrastructure and even shakier economic prospects. But Mayor Geng Tanbo plans to change all that, announcing a bold, new plan to return Datong to its former glory, the cultural haven it was some 1,600 years ago. Such declarations, however, come at a devastatingly high cost. Thousands of homes are to be bulldozed, and a half-million of its residents (30 percent of Datong’s total population) will be relocated under his watch. Whether he succeeds depends entirely on his ability to calm swarms of furious workers and an increasingly perturbed ruling elite. The Chinese Mayor captures, with remarkable access, a man and, by extension, a country leaping frantically into an increasingly unstable future.

The Chinese Mayor - watch online: streaming, buy or rent

Currently you are able to watch "The Chinese Mayor" streaming on DOCSVILLE.

People who liked The Chinese Mayor also liked

Love Education
24 City
Dead Souls
Journey to the West
Not One Less
Black Coal, Thin Ice
Fire at Sea
The Work
Still Life
Mountains May Depart
Drug War
The Overnighters