Farmers in the City

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The Guan-Du Plain is the largest agricultural district within Taipei city, covering hundreds of hectares. A-Lang and his wife, who come from Ping-dong, own and farm on one-third of the plain. However, they profit nothing from the extent of their land and its proximity to the city. Rather, they fall the first prey to the disasters brought by commercial development. In addition to dealing with natural forces such as typhoons and earthquakes, A-Lang has faces capitalist acquisition, illegal dumping of waste, dust from incinerators, and the increasing conflict between agriculture and tourism… none of these is recorded on his lunar calendar. All he can do is stand and watch his land being gradually devoured by this city.

Region of Filming

Region of Origin

Year of Release

2004

Duration

60 minutes

Format

Betacam, Color

Directors

Hung Chun-Hsiu

Tainan National University of the Arts, Graduate Institute of Sound and Image Studies in Documentary.