Wednesday, November 20, 2019,
Railroad Square Cinema

This documentary reveals the gritty underside of industrial landscapes. Photographer Edward Burtynsky explores the subtle beauty amid the waste generated by slag heaps, dumps, and factories. Memorable scenes include a Chinese iron factory where employees are berated to produce faster and shots of children playing atop piles of dangerous debris. The contrasts between wealth and poverty are most striking in Shanghai, with new high-rises towering above old slums. Free admission to Colby faculty, staff, and students with ID.

Contact: Megan Fossa,, 207-859-4165

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