Mardi Gras: Made in China

Synopsis: The life cycle of plastic beads is traced from their manufacture at a Fuzhou, China, manufacturing facility to their extensive use by revelers at the annual Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, La. Documentary filmmaker David Redmon investigates the low wages and substandard conditions endured by the factory's workers, many of whom are young women. Candid interviews with both the Chinese workers and the Mardi Gras crowd reveal the vast economic and cultural chasm between the two.

Synopsis: The life cycle of plastic beads is traced from their manufacture at a Fuzhou, China, manufacturing facility to their extensive us... View More

Directed By: David Redmon