Thursday Cinema
Ecopolis China

Salt Beyoğlu

May 21, 2015 19.00

Still from the film Ecopolis China (2013) <i>Ecopolis China</i> [Ekoşehir Çin] (2013) filminden bir kare ©Illume
Still from the film Ecopolis China (2013) ©Illume

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

Ecopolis China (2013)
Director: Anna-Karin Grönroos
56 minutes
Finnish, English, Chinese; Turkish and English subtitles

When one billion rural Chinese move to cities, our planet will change irreversibly. Finnish professor Eero Paloheimo and Chinese business magnate Zhang Yue are going to save the world by reinventing the city. Their utopias are very different: Zhang plans to build the tallest and most ecological building on Earth, an Eco-city in the shape of a skyscraper, built at world record speed. Paloheimo has designed a unique clean-tech test laboratory city, and struggles to get it built in a flourishing valley outside Beijing. Is the future of urban mankind in the cherry valleys of China or high up in the sky?

Of the 200 eco-city projects active in China in 2013, director Anna-Karin Grönroos simultaneously follows two extremely different versions of the same dream.

Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.

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