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Plastic China (2016)

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A portrait of poverty, ambition and hope set in a world of waste.

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Jiuliang Wang
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This film tells a story about an unschooled 11-year-old girl Yi-Jie, she's a truly global child who learns the world through the United Nations of Wastes while working with her YI minority parents in this recycle workshop thousand miles away from their mountain village home town. Going to school is all she longing for. And the ambitious boss of the workshop Kun, who works so hard for trying to give his family a better life. Through the story of these two families, the film explores how these wastes recycled by the bare hands of families, and discovers their dilemma and choices of suffering irreversible damages on life just to make a living. It also observes that the world is flat and issues don't go away by changing time and location - we're all in this together.

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Country:

China

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Chinese

Release Date:

31 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I plastens bakgård See more »

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CNEX Foundation See more »
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25 April 2019 | by EggOrChickenSee all my reviews

Yeah, it's a documentary, but it says more about us as humans. It's more of an artistic exposition of what we are becoming. And with the utmost respect for the humans here, we need to be better at it. Save the earth and we save ourselves.


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