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Mardi Gras: Made in China2005

  • 3.9
Winner of twenty-one national and international awards, this film follows the path of Mardi Gras beads from the streets of New Orleans during Carnival (where revelers party and exchange beads for nudity) to the disciplined factories in Fuzhou, China (where teenage girls live and sew beads together all day and night). Blending curiosity with comedy, MARDI GRAS: MADE IN CHINA is the only film to explore how the toxic products directly affect the people who both make and consume them.

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Good! I had no idea beads were currency for exposing women's breasts! The things one learns from Fandor.

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Good! I had no idea beads were currency for exposing women's breasts! The things one learns from Fandor.

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Although I saw a similar film about the young girls who make jeans for slave wages in another Chinese prison-like factory, this one hit home a little more just because the Mardis Gras beads are thrown away almost immediately; all those hours of labor for nothing. It is great that the filmmaker shows the drunks at Mardi Gras his footage of the young girls slaving a way in the factory and the shows the factory girls footage of the drunken Mardi Gras revelers baring their flesh. THere is another doc out there that shows how Walmart drives such hard bargains that it really is responsible for creating wage slave labor in China.

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great film! definitely recommend!