In this video, director Charles Lanceplaine follows a group of skaters looking to try their tricks in a new and different environment… Ordos …only to discover a glittering, modern city devoid of human occupants. [quote: The Atlantic]
China’s city of Ordos was built for 1 million people and is currently inhabited by just a few thousand. It’s been called the Dubai of northern China, showered with wealth, packed with public infrastructure and located near to precious natural resources in a region plagued by water-supply troubles.
Ordos is a ghost town located in Inner Mongolia. Seeing the potential of this city in terms of spots we decided to organize a skate trip and be the first ones to skate such a surreal place.
Skaters: Jay Meador, Gustav Nymans, Tommy Zhao, Alexander Hwang, James Capps, Elliott Zelinskas & Brian Dolle
- Directed, filmed & edited by: Charles Lanceplaine
- Additional filming: Patrik Wallner & Tommy Zhao
- Music: You Me by Hamacide + Chacha
- Sound mix: Gaetan Lourmiere
- Logo: jmartdesign.com