SYNOPSIS:
‘Life on the Up’ is a short documentary about Cheng Jian Wen, who makes a living washing the windows of the Shanghai World Financial Centre, 474 metres above ground level.

Like almost one-third of Shanghai’s 23 million inhabitants, he is a migrant worker who was drawn to the city by the promise of better pay.

Despite his position on top of China’s gleaming trophy of capitalist success, he dreams of a simpler life in his hometown running his own small business.

UPDATE:
Since filming of 'Life on the Up', Cheng Jian Wen has quit his job and returned home to pursue this dream.

DETAILS & CREDITS:
Location: Shanghai, China (2012)

Director: Stephen Wright // stephenpaulwright.com
Producer: Isobel Yeung // isobelyeung.com
Cameraman: Liu Jia // jiavision.net

Equipment:
5D Mark II (50mm lens)
60D (10 - 22mm lens)
Go Pro Hero

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