Plastic China

By

Jiu-Liang Wang

Duration

82 MIN

Language

Chinese (mandarin)

Subtitles

French/english

Country

China

Year

2016

We believe this is a SOCIOLOGICAL DOCUMENTARY about CONSUMERISM

Synopsis

Yi-Jie, an 11-year-old girl, works alongside her parents in a recycling facility while dreaming of attending school. Kun, the facility’s ambitious foreman, dreams of a better life. Plastic China brings us center into the lives of a community/culture barely heard from who toil daily in waste from around the globe - washing, cleaning and recycling the plastic garbage - and still living in poverty, yet harnessing the same dreams of education, good health and upward mobility. This is not the China we see on TV.

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Direction

Jiu-Liang Wang

Director of award-winning and impactful documentary film BEIJING BESIEGED BY WASTE. WANG graduated from Communication University of China, School of Cinematic Arts in 2007. From 2007 to 2008, he finished a set of photography work about Chinese traditional superstitions. He started investigating the landfill pollution around Beijing in 2008. In 2011, he finished BEIJING BESIEGED BY WASTE, a set of photography work and a documentary with the same name. From 2012 to now, he has been working on the documentary PLASTIC CHINA.

Music

Tyler Strickland

Editing

Jean Tsien
Bob Lee

Original Title

Plastic China

French Title

Vivre de plastique

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