Eviction in Shenzhen
Eviction in Shenzhen: Part 1 (2018 - present)
Eviction in Shenzhen documents the gentrification and demolition of my fathers peasant 14th Century ancestral village in Shenzhen, the last out of two remaining urban villages in the city. The Government plans to maintain some aspects of the village by preserving part of it as a living museum, the remaining areas will be raized to the ground in order to make way for the worlds tallest skyscraper, as the city proceeds to undergo another monumental economical and social shift.
The film is currently in development and will proceed in chapters as the project develops. 'Eviction in Shenzhen: Part 1' (2019) captures the residents of the area during a visit to the area in May 2018. The next chapter filmed during February 2019 features the area taken during Chinese New Year, with a near 90% of residents now fully evicted.
Directed, produced and edited: Seecum Cheung
Sound design: Natalia Domínguez Rangel