Nature–Culture–Sustainability Studies

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Chinese Film Series | Plastic China


Thursday, April 7, 2022

Chace Center, Metcalf Auditorium

Plastic China 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.

Virtual Q&A with Director Jiuliang Wang

Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Division, Departments of HPSS and FAV, and the Cho Fund.