Moon Beam: When the Bough Breaks
Date: 8 - 9/6/2016
Venue: Hong Kong Film Archive Cinema/ Kwai Tsing Theatre
China / 2011 / 110 min
In Mandarin with Eng Subtitles
Not long ago, Beijing's Daxing District was filled with landfills out of which neighbouring scavengers eked a living. With the spread of skyscrapers and subway stations in Beijing's recent urban development, the landfills have been filled, and the bright lights of the city shine on them. Only one wobbly shack still stands against the winds of change. This film documents one stormy year in the lives of its last inhabitants.