Doc Lounge Lund

Plastic China

Jiu-Liang Wang, 82 min, China, 2016

Doc Lounge Lund & Hållbarhetsveckan present: PLASTIC CHINA

Extra screening with Lund University Sustainability Forum

We just couldn't keep our hands off this super important film, so we decided to get together with Lund University Sustainability Forum and make an extra event after our season finale to screen it.

This film 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.