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FILM: Made In China
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33 mins, 2006
US carnival revellers throw shiny beads to pretty girls to get them to take off their clothes. But where do the beads come from? How are they made? This acclaimed film reveals the human realities of globalisation in a factory in China.
The beads are made in a Chinese factory where the workers are mainly teenage girls, working long hours for low pay. They are "punished" for making mistakes or missing quotas. The Chinese factory boss says punishment is crucial to productivity.
The workers earn 1 cent for every 12 necklaces they make - necklaces which in the US sell for as much as $20 dollars each. The US holiday-makers who flock to the carnival have no idea of the conditions in which the beads they buy are made. But both the Chinese factory boss and the US company who buy the beads from China deny charges of exploitation.
The film climaxes when carnival-goers in the US are shown the harsh realities in the factory which makes their beads, and the Chinese factory girls see what happens to the beads they make. Both sides are shocked.
DVD EXTRAS include a full-length version of the film, an interview with Noam Chomsky and a wealth of additional background material.
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