world film club: behemoth
date: 21/02/2018 time: 19:30 venue: RISC price: £4.00 contact: Doreen: 0118 958 6692

Director: Zhao Liang (Petition, Together)

Winner: Green DropAward,Venice Film Festival,2015

Haunting documentary that is an intoxicating and terrifying glimpse at the ravages wrought upon Inner Mongolia by its coal and iron industries. Beautiful grasslands are being overrun by mountains destroyed by coal mining, blackening the surrounding landscape and poisoning its people. Behemoth tours exploding hillsides, dank mine shafts, cacophonous factories, and vacant cities, combining investigation with a painterly vision of a social and ecological nightmare unfolding out of sight.