Plastic China

DOCUMENTARY AND POPULAR-SCIENCE | China | Jiu-Liang Wang | 2016 | 82 min. | 12+


This film tells a story about an unschooled 11-yearold 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.

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. 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.

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