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These Chinese Peasants Have to Choose Between Death and Abandoning Their Homes

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A Land Without Water (2008): The Chinese Government is relocating peasants from the drought-stricken region of Inner Mongolia, but many are insisting on staying. For similar stories, see: Mongolian's entire way of life under threat from mining https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkrXYMIMfdE Can China Really Commit To Sustainable Power? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzdek9zIV_4 Uncovering China's Empty Ghost Cities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpnoPhY1f70 Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/3837 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Inner Mongolia is one of China’'s driest regions. Now global warming has pushed the region to the state of collapse. Village communities have started fighting over water and the government has had to intervene. The Mongolian government has imposed a program moving entire communities from struggling settlements to purpose built ‘migration villages’. Although villagers now have houses with running water for the first time, they have had to sacrifice their land. Former farmers have to rent land from the state and are struggling for a livelihood. “"For a farmer to not have land... I don't know what to say”." Local ecologists support the program believing; “there is no other alternative”. But some older villagers are refusing to leave their homes. "“We don't want to move. We just want to stay here and wait to die”." SBS Australia – Ref. 3837 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.