In the Underground

Director: Song Zhantao • China

Deep underneath the Earth’s surface, Chinese miners blackened with soot work long, dark days with little rest, while the stress and danger of their work increases worries at home. One has a child on the way, but can he maintain the precarious balance of his life and livelihood? Masterfully capturing the claustrophobic environments, In the Underground is an intimate and powerful look at the toll that China’s industrialization has taken on its people.

Year: 2015
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: Chinese, English
Run Time: 91 Min.
Festival Program: Documentary Competition

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