In the midst of a city that never stops building buildings, a man leaves his country life behind and decides to run in a local election with the idea of stopping what he believes to be a predatory notion of progress.
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Unfinished Progress. A man against construction cranes in Taiwan
Construction cranes make the fantasy of progress more alluring in the city. And that is what Chung-Ming Wang steps forward to fight. After leaving his stable life behind, he devoted himself into local environmentalism in his hometown Tamsui(Danshui), tried to keep it distant from developmentalism that Taipei had been suffered for long.
This documentary film depicts his third attempt to run in the City Council Election in 2014, including the difficulties and conflicts he encounters and the diverse imaginations toward progress. The film also tries to bring up an important question: do we need more buildings in our city, or we need to find a way to edify ourselves?