Commodity City

Direction
Year
2017
Country
  • United States
  • China
Duration
10min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

The Yiwu wholesale market in China is more than eight kilometres long. Short episodes follow buyers and the uncompromising negotiations between vendors. The observational documentary shows stalls so covered in goods they completely hide the vendors – and thus also the market’s other world, where their offspring spend their childhoods.

Details

  • Original title
    Commodity City
  • Direction
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Jessica Kingdon
  • Duration
    10 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
    2017
  • Country
    • United States
    • China
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava IDFF 2017

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