Before the industrial boom that started in the 80s, Yiwu was just an unremarkable poor town and the industry of cheap plastics disguised in Christmas motives made it into a considerably big and affluent city that draws a lot of migrant workers from nearby villages and other parts of China.
How did you obtain the footage for the film? It is basically a found footage film. It is really a found footage film. The term has been used nowadays to excuse auteurs for all kinds of stuff, so every archive film or badly shot film or participatory documentary is often called found footage. This really […]