This is the first of three videos produced for the New York Times' series "Leaving the Land." Articles in this series look at how China's government-driven effort to push the population to towns and cities is reshaping a nation that for millenniums has been defined by its rural life.

China's Consuming Billion examens how the Chinese government's massive plan to move 250 million people from rural to urban areas could subsequently create a consumer base to drive economy.

PART I: China’s Great Uprooting - Moving 250 Million Into Cities buff.ly/12zPIEK
PART II: Pitfalls Abound in China’s Push From Farm to City buff.ly/12zPo8X
PART III: Picking Death Over Eviction buff.ly/19yX4hc
PART IV: New China Cities: Shoddy Homes, Broken Hope buff.ly/1eu57Ae
PART V: In China, ‘Once the Villages Are Gone, the Culture Is Gone’ buff.ly/1fISLEc

Video One: China's Consuming Billion buff.ly/1fIT5Tl
Video Two: Urban, But Left Behind buff.ly/1fIT81B
Video Three: Relocating Tradition buff.ly/1fITcyr

This series shot on:

Canon C100
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 14mm f/2.8 L USM
Carl Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8
Carl Zeiss ZE 35mm f/2
Carl Zeiss ZE 85mm f/1.4
Carl Zeiss Makro ZE 100mm f/2
Canon 70-200 f/2.7 L USM
Canon Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3
Kessler Crane Cineslider
Kessler Crane elektraDRIVE BUNDLE PACKAGE with ORACLE Controller
Glidecam 2000 HD
Miller Compass20 Solo 3-Stage Carbon-Fiber System
Sony UWP-V1 Wireless Lavalier Microphone
Rode NTG-2 Condenser Shotgun Microphone

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