Sunday, April 26th, 4pm, CGV3
In contrast to EVERYTHING WILL BE where outside elements are changing the landscape of Vancouver’s Chinatown, in THE CHINESE MAYOR, the leading politician in Datong is attempting to lead the charge of changes. THE CHINESE MAYOR follows Geng Yanbo as he attempts to turn Datong into a major tourist destination by demolishing 140,000 households in order to restore ancient city walls. Yanbo must find a way to create his mayoral accomplishment while making sure the residents of his town are giving alternative housing. It’s a fascinating look at how one Chinese politician attempts to broker a balance between providing for his residents and making his mark on the political landscape.
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