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Public Film Screening: Award-winning documentary 'Plastic China'
Tue 2 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
Free and Open to the Public
Sponsored by Graduate Student Association (GSA) of the University of York, we are delighted to present this award-winning documentary.
About the film
Director Jiu-liang Wang’s follow-up to debut documentary Beijing Beseiged By Waste (2011), Plastic China captures a plaintive sense of the human casualties from unfettered global consumerism. His gently observed portrait of the families toiling at a plastic recycling factory in Shandong builds into a damning commentary on a modern China marked by extreme divides in wealth and opportunity. This poetic doc exposes the lives of those on the fringes of global capitalist realities, a far cry from the communist dream. It poses thought-provoking questions that reach beyond its national boundary.
The event also is featured with an opening talk given by our local poet pauline with her lovely poem.