Plastic China

塑料王国 Su Liao Wang Guo
Jiu-liang Wang
China | 2016 | 82 min.


Category: International Competition

Ten-year-old Yi-Jie cannot forget her native village. Like many uneducated villagers in China, her parents had to look for work hundreds of kilometres away from home. They eventually found themselves in a small plant for the recycling of plastic, which is collected in China from the countries with the largest consumption. The huge mountains of rubbish become a paltry source of income for the adults and a place for the children to play their games. Cast off inflatable balloons and broken dolls are sad messages from the developed world, embodying its lustre and the opportunities that Yi-Jie and her friends will never know. The chances of Yi-Jie someday going to school are becoming ever more remote as her father drinks what little he earns from the recycling plant. The film follows closely the individual stories that are played out among the heaps of plastic waste and testifies with every shot to the social inequalities and paradoxes of globalisation.

 

What should be done with excess plastic? What are the options for reusing it? Attend the Plastics – Recycling Workshop, led by artist Veronika Richterová, who makes art from waste, and create something out of plastic on your own

Projection

07. 03. 21:30 Atlas - Large Hall Czech premiere Tickets
11. 03. 17:00 Lucerna - Large Hall Tickets
15. 03. 21:30 Atlas - Large Hall Tickets
15. 03. 22:00 Atlas - Small Hall Tickets

Projekce v regionech

16. 03. 19:00 Český Krumlov: Town Theatre, Horní Brána 2, Český Krumlov
04. 04. 18:30 Brno: Praha in Brno - English screenings, Husova 18, Brno

Director

Jiu-liang Wang

Filmography:
Beijing Besieged by Waste, 2011

Sales

Cho Liu
CNEX Foundation Limited
2F, Warehouse No.1, Jingyuan No.3 Guangqu Rd., Chaoyang Dist.,
100124 Beijing
China

e-mail: cho@cnex.org.cn

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