Future Perfect Film: Before the Flood
The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC CAUSES)
Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Before the Flood, China, 2005, 147 min Director: Yifan Li, Yu Yan
Winner, Wolfgang Staudte Award at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival.
The Chinese town Fengjie along the Yangtze River has to be abandoned because it lies in flooding area of the newly built Three Gorges Dam, the largest dam on earth. But Fengjie’s citizens contend with administrators and each other over the residences in “New Fengjie,” which are allocated via lottery and are far smaller than the homes they’ve worked a lifetime to build. This documentary shows the clash of the citizens with the communist administration and collectivism over the course of two years.
The film is part of the Future Perfect Project, a collection of individual stories featuring individuals, initiatives, organizations and businesses that have moved from ideas towards action for a better, more sustainable future. Learn more: www.goethe.de/futureperfectproject