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“Treasure of the Phoenix” is the story of the residents of a traditional Shanghai neighbourhood set to be demolished as part of the widespread urban development of Shanghai. Built more than 100 years ago as housing for the workers of the original Japanese Toyoda fabric mill, the neighbourhood bears witness to a century of turbulent Chinese history.

Filmed during the final three months of the old neighbourhood, “Treasure of the Phoenix” captures the residents struggle against change as they attempt to come to terms with the loss of their family homes and the difficulties of obtaining compensation and suitable relocation.

Film Presently in post production.

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Feral Cat Films was very fortunate and lucky to have the help of several Shanghais families that allowed us to use there families’ historic photographs in “Treasure of the Phoenix”.

Click below to see both historic photographs of Shanghai and pictures from the film.