2016 Golden Horse Film Festival
2015 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
2016 Goteborg Film Festival
2016 Human Rights Human Wrongs Film Festival
2016 TIDF Award, Grand Prize (Chinese Documentary Prize)
For three decades the world has witnessed China's fast economic development. In 2009 the Chinese government began to implement a 586 billion US dollars plan as an attempt to minimize the impact of the global financial crisis on the world's second largest economy. The plan was to invest in infrastructure and social welfare throughout China.
Some scholars have called the plan the Second Great Leap Forward referring to Chairman Mao's disastrous plan in the 1940s that cost millions of lives. It was an absurd period where all citizens were mobilized to refine metal.