Lament of Yumen

Lament of Yumen

Lament of Yumen

金華青JIN Huaqing
2012
  • China
27min
Colour
  • HD

Synopsis

Yumen, the first oil field of the new China, bred and raised the contemporary Chinese. More than 50 years ago, booming with over 130 thousand inhabitants in its prime. Now, with the exhaustion of resource, government and oil field bases moved away, and so did 90 thousand people. Only the elderly and disabled left behind. The documentary captures the lives of civilians and workers and tells stories about their dignity, struggle, hardship and powerlessness.

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