Save Our Land

Recently China enacted a new property rights law. For the first time since the founding of the country, the law stipulates "equitable protection" of national and individual private property. As China's rapid economic growth spurs redevelopment, developers and government authorities working together sometimes forcibly seize land. This causes numerous disputes with citizens, and lead to the establishment of the law. Following the actions of citizens in a certain regional area over an extended period, Save Our Land documents the tribulations the citizens go through as they try to protect their rights to their property and homes by using, for the first time, the power of the new law.