Originally a twenty five hour film made up of shorter film segments. It consists of 83 reels each lasting approximately 33 minutes. A short story odyssey of film designed to be shown with two projectors playing simultaneously.
The impact of the decline of heavy industry on workers and their families in the Tiexi district of Shenyang, China, at the turn of the 21st century, documented unflinchingly by a fly-on-the-wall camera.
Upon completion 2865 segments (also known as "Cinematons") have been shot, mostly artists and friends of author Gérard Courant. Total length is now 191 hours screening time (191 hours / 7 days 23 hours / 11,460 minutes) See more »