Mardi Gras: Made In China

2005, Movie, NR, 74 mins

Mardi Gras: Made In China
The DIY look of David Redmon's slyly devastating documentary is deceptive; his examination of the human cost of globalization acknowledges hard economic facts while undermining preconceived notions about exploited workers, venal businessmen and naively oblivious American consumers, finding a slim ray of hope in the possibility of international conscious-raising, one person at a time.

His subject: The unnatural history of shiny, brightly colored Mardi Gras beads, which bridge the lives of Chinese factory workers and American consumers. Redmon shies away from one-sided polemic: Even Roger Wong, whose Tai Kuen factory in the Fuzhou province manufactures beads a...

Released: 2005 Rated: NR Length: 74 mins

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