Meishi Street (Mei Shi Jie) (Institutional Use) 2008 NR

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MEISHI STREET shows ordinary citizens taking a stand against the planned destruction of their homes for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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1 hour 25 minutes

Meishi Street (Mei Shi Jie) (Institutional Use)

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Product Details

Genres International, Documentary
Director Ning Ou
Studio dGenerate Films
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Papish on July 13, 2009
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This is the story of a restaurant and home owner in Beijing's Qianmen district (on Meishi Street), a historically important section of the city as well as a potentially lucrative section for the Chinese government and its upcoming Olympic "show." In the months leading up to his business and home's imminent demolition, Zhang Jinli films his battles with local police, his silent protests, and most importantly -- his vibrant neighborhood, whose inhabitants are being kicked out one by one in the name of economic progress.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brent Hall on June 23, 2009
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MEISHI STREET (Mei Shi Jie) shows ordinary citizens taking a stand against the planned destruction of their homes for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

In order to widen traffic routes for the Olympic Games, the Beijing Municipal Government orders the demolition of entire neighborhoods. Several evictees of Meishi Street, located next to Tiananmen Square, fight through endless red tape and the indifference of fellow citizens for the right to keep their homes. Given video cameras by the filmmakers, they shoot exclusive footage of the eviction process, adding vivid intimacy to their story.

Acclaimed at over two dozen museums and galleries around the world, MEISHI STREET, by renowned visual artist Ou Ning, works as both art and activism, calling worldwide attention to lives being demolished in the name of progress.

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MEISHI STREET (Mei Shi Jie) shows ordinary citizens taking a stand against the planned destruction of their homes for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

In order to widen traffic routes for the Olympic Games, the Beijing Municipal Government orders the demolition of entire neighborhoods. Several evictees of Meishi Street, located next to Tiananmen Square, fight through endless red tape and the indifference of fellow citizens for the right to keep their homes. Given video cameras by the filmmakers, they shoot exclusive footage of the eviction process, adding vivid intimacy to their story.

Acclaimed at over two dozen museums and galleries around the world, MEISHI STREET, by renowned visual artist Ou Ning, works as both art and activism, calling worldwide attention to lives being demolished in the name of progress.

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This is the story of a restaurant and home owner in Beijing's Qianmen district (on Meishi Street), a historically important section of the city as well as a potentially lucrative section for the Chinese government and its upcoming Olympic "show." In the months leading up to his business and home's imminent demolition, Zhang Jinli films his battles with local police, his silent protests, and most importantly -- his vibrant neighborhood, whose inhabitants are being kicked out one by one in the name of economic progress.
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