Release Date: September 4th, 2006
DVD Release Date: July 10th, 2007
Not Yet Rated|1 hr 26 min
This documentary reveals the gritty underside of industrial landscapes. Photographer Edward Burtynsky explores the subtle beauty amid the waste generated by slag heaps, dumps and factories. Memorable scenes include a Chinese iron factory where employees are berated to produce faster, and shots of children playing atop piles of dangerous debris. The contrasts between wealth and poverty are most striking in Shanghai, with new high-rises towering above old slums.
Director: Jennifer Baichwal
Production Co: National Film Board of Canada, Foundry Films