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Mardi Gras: Made in China (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 26 January 2005 (USA)
This examination of cultural and economic globalization follows the life-cycle of Mardi Gras beads from a small factory in Fuzhou, China, to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and to art galleries in New York City.

Director:

David Redmon

Star:

Roger Wong
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This examination of cultural and economic globalization follows the life-cycle of Mardi Gras beads from a small factory in Fuzhou, China, to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and to art galleries in New York City.

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Country:

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Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

26 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Fuzhou, China See more »

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The 2006 DVD release contains post-Hurricane Katrina updates. See more »

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Referenced in The North Pole Deception (2010) See more »

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Excellent documentary!
10 July 2005 | by makersoffilm1See all my reviews

Excellent film that reveals how people are connected to the taken for granted, ordinary beads exchanged during Mardi Gras. The film is much more than a commentary on globalization. In fact, it humanizes the workers in China, the owner of the factory, the bead distributor in New Orleans, and even the revelers in New Orleans. What stands out the most is the director's ability to tell a tricky story with complicated details in such a simple and seductive way. His amazing access to the factory is another aspect that's intriguing and I only wish I knew how he got inside. It's a beautiful story without sentimentality or guilt associated with it, and the conclusion provides hope without leaving people feeling alienated.


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