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Mardi Gras: Made in China (Cinema Politica McGill film screening)

Mardi Gras: Made in China [China, US, 2005]
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If you didn’t get a chance to catch the film, you can borrow it from the McGill library if you are a student. My short thoughts follow, too short to be classified as a review.

I attended a cinema politica screening and found this to be a good documentary. It was interesting how what the workers in the factory say contradict what the manager says. When the director shows pictures of mardi gras to the Chinese girls working in the bead factory and shows pictures of the bead factory to mardi gras celebrators, some interesting reactions occur. They aren’t outraged at the utter wastefulness and are more amused finding the behaviour of these foreigner kind of silly.

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Longtime fan of East Asian films. Former "movie reporter" on the music radio show / podcast "Beats From The East" broadcasted on Concordia University's CJLO 1690AM radio station in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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