Resistance Film Series: Plastic China

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Wednesday, September 25th, 6:30-830pm

Forbes Library, 20 West St, Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

Plastic China, a documentary about rural families working in a recycling plant in rural china, contributed to national pressure in China to drastically reduce the amount of American recycling they purchase. The film tells a story about an unschooled 11-year-old girl Yi-Jie, a truly global child who learns the world through the United Nations of Wastes while working with her YI minority parents in a recycling workshop thousand miles away from their mountain village home town. Going to school is all she longs for. Through the story of two families, the film explores the dilemma for families trying to make a living through working with wastes recycled by their bare hands, and discovers their dilemma and choices of suffering irreversible damages on life just to make a living.

Northampton’s Waste Reduction Coordinator Susan Waite will join the post-film discussion together with recycling activists. More are welcome. The film is free and the room is accessible. Sadly we do not have closed captions on this film.

The Resistance Films Series was started by Carolyn Toll Oppenheim and Frances Crowe and continues every other Wednesday at Forbes Library.