Tie Xi Qu: West of Tracks (2012)





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Filmed over a two-year period in the Tie Xi industrial district, one of the hardest-hit areas of Northeast China's--rust belt--West of Tracks explores the lives, loves, livelihoods, aspirations and frustrations of Chinese factory workers and their families. The film is a powerful commentary on the ways in which China's rush to modernity - reform and restructuring, factory bankruptcies and closures, the demolition and relocation of old neighbourhoods, and the complex and changing relationship between state-owned companies and their employees - has affected working class families in China.
Art House & International , Documentary , Special Interest
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A compassionate and absorbing film, leavened with surprising flashes of humor, that gradually surrounds you in its world, distilling essential human experience from the grim, majestic landscape and vast societal trauma.

Full Review… | April 19, 2007
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Tie Xi Qu: West of Tracks is an astonishingly intimate record of China's painful transition from state-run industry to a free market.

Full Review… | April 18, 2007
New York Times
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