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Dream Empire

Dream Empire (2016)

73 min - Documentary - 18 November 2016
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Yana is a 24-year-old rural migrant who recently arrived in Chongqing to pursue her “Chinese Dream.” Drawn by the glamour and easy riches of China’s historic real estate boom, she opens a foreigner rental agency designed to help Chinese real estate developers market their new developments. But this business takes a dubious turn as her foreigners are increasingly used in a surreal effort to turn remote rural ghost towns into “globalized booming cities” on the days that outside investors and political leaders visit.

Director:  David Borenstein
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Yana is a 24-year-old rural migrant who recently arrived in Chongqing to pursue her “Chinese Dream.” Drawn by the glamour and easy riches of China’s historic real estate boom, she opens a foreigner rental agency designed to help Chinese real estate developers market their new developments. But this business takes a dubious turn as her foreigners are increasingly used in a surreal effort to turn remote rural ghost towns into “globalized booming cities” on the days that outside investors and political leaders visit.


Collections: David Borenstein

Tagline: Only they can save China's ghost towns

Genres: Documentary

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Official Website:  http://dreamempirefilm.com/
Country:   Denmark
Language:  Chinese
Release Date:  18 November 2016

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  House of Real

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 13 min

Yana’s company uses actors to turn remote Chinese ghost towns into temporary “international booming cities,” tricking visitors into buying overpriced property.

But when the real estate market starts to collapse, she faces financial ruin. A boom to bust tale set in China’s building boom.

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