Dwarves Kingdom

directed by Matthew Salton
  • 2014
  • 70 min
  • Documentary Feature
  • USA, China, Japan

“The most controversial theme park in the world.” This is the story of a Chinese theme park where 100 little people entertain curious tourists. The strange theme of the park attracts tourists from all over the world, but the draw for many little people is the chance to work and live in a community that understands them. Critics liken the park to a human zoo although its founder, Mr. Chen, claims that he has created jobs for little people that would otherwise be unemployed. Featuring an original and inventive soundtrack by the rock band Portugal. The Man, “Dwarves Kingdom” guides us through a land where we meet a Guinness World Record holder in tight rope walking, the wealthy owner whose love of American fantasy films has inspired the construction of an “Avatar-like” tree that stands 8 stories tall and a 6-legged mutant cow that roams the environs. Witness “Dwarves Kingdom” through your own eyes and hear the personal tales of this amazing cast of characters. Through interviews and rich observational footage, the film uncovers the soul stirring and ultimately life-affirming stories of these people who live and perform in this unique and controversial setting.