Double Happiness

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Genre: Documentary, Foreign

Near Huizhou, China, stands a replica of the idyllic mountain village of Hallstatt, Austria. As Western countries increasingly import cheap Chinese consumer goods, the economic giant embraced the recreation of this idealized European past into a vast simulacrum of luxury playgrounds for the rich. Here, we take a look at its discovery -- the project was planned in secret -- and of the motivation behind its creation.