Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks – Part 1: Rust (2003) Bing Wang, Documentary

Filmmaker Wang Bing spent three years charting the decline and decay of one of China’s major industrial regions in his over nine-hour, three-part documentary Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks. From 1999 to 2001, Wang traveled via freight train through the northeast district of Tie Xi. Beginning with the four-hour first section entitled Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks — Part One: Rust, the director visits three important factories in Tie Xi that are all on the verge of closure — a development sure to accelerate the region’s economic downturn. In the nearly three-hour second section, Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks — Part Two: Remnants, Wang visits a rundown governmental housing community that is also on the slate for demolition, leaving the inhabitants without shelter as well as unemployed. Completing his series is the final section, Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks — Part Three: Rails, that follows some of the people that make their earnings by bumming around and on the rail lines. With the downturn of the economy, which in turn decreases the rail traffic, these scavengers are also falling into desperate times that force difficult choices to be made. The entirety of Tie Xi Que was screened at the 2003 Rotterdam International Film Festival and the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival.

Also Known As (AKA): À l’ouest des rails, Il distretto di Tiexi, Tetsu nishiku


File Name : West.of.the.Tracks.Part.1.Rust.D1.2003.avi
File Size : 1500.61 MB
Resolution : 560×416
Duration : 02:06:01
Video : MPEG-4 Visual (XviD), 1 402 Kbps, 25.000 fps
Audio : AC-3 (AC3), 256 Kbps (CBR), 48.0 KHz, 2 channels, 1 stream

File Name : West.of.the.Tracks.Part.1.Rust.D2.2003.avi
File Size : 1500.59 MB
Resolution : 576×432
Duration : 01:59:35
Video : MPEG-4 Visual (XviD), 1 491 Kbps, 25.000 fps
Audio : AC-3 (AC3), 256 Kbps (CBR), 48.0 KHz, 2 channels, 1 stream

Quality: DVDRip
Language: Mandarin
Subs: English (hardcoded)
Genre: Documentary



Related posts

That’s Sexploitation! (2013) Frank Henenlotter, Albert Cadabra, Gal Friday, David F. Friedman, Documentary, Erotic
Narita: Heta Village (1973) Shinsuke Ogawa, Documentary
De fem benspænd / The Five Obstructions (2003) Jørgen Leth, Claus Nissen, Majken Algren Nielsen, Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez, Documentary
Chelovek s kino-apparatom / Man with a Movie Camera (1929) Dziga Vertov, Mikhail Kaufman, Documentary
Tierra de los padres / Fatherland (2011) Nicolás Prividera, Felix Bruzzone, José Campusano, Lucía Cedrón, Drama, Documentary
Route One USA (1989) Robert Kramer, Jesse Jackson, Paul McIsaac, Pat Robertson, Documentary