C-LAB 55 CINEMA: The Unstoppable

Plastic China

# Circulation

    2019/11/9( Sat.)19:00-20:30
    Art Space I

WANG Jiuliang


Nominated for Best Documentary at the 45th Taipei Golden Horse Awards and an official selection of the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival
As the world’s biggest plastic waste importer, China - the world factory – recycles these imports into raw materials for the manufacturing of cheap products, which has resulted in high disastrous impacts on this vast nation’s environment. 

This film directed by Wang Jiu-Liang focuses on a plastic-recycling facility in Shandong, China, and the main character Yi-Jie is an unschooled 11-year-old girl whose family, including her alcoholic father, lives in this plastic waste-recycling workshop. What most of us may perceive as a “waste dump” is her playground, as she learns about the world through the wastes she finds there. Plastic China is a powerful film that shares the lives of a group of children, as it also brings to light problems that the world faces with plastic waste. 



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