Waking the Green Tiger is a feature documentary from Face to Face Media, the award winning team that created Nuclear Dynamite, the story of the environmental movement in America.
About the film
Featuring astonishing archival footage never seen outside China, and interviews with a government insider and witnesses, the documentary also tells the story of Chairman Mao’s determination to conquer nature in the name of progress. Millions of people were mobilized in campaigns that reshaped China’s landscape, destroyed lakes, marshes, forests and grasslands, unleashed dust storms, and stifled science. For fifty years the idea was instilled in succeeding generations that nature must serve the people. Critics of this approach were silenced for years.
This event is part of Green Initiatives' Summer Special Re-Screening Series of films that we have played during the early years of our screening events, to make them available and accessible to our current community, and raise awareness on important issues.
Film screening will be followed by a short discussion.
Thank you to Times Grocery for sponsoring light snacks and beverages for the event. Times Grocery is a grocery store offering imported food with both online and offline experiences for the expatriates in Shanghai.
To read our opinion piece about China's green movement, visit this link.