Commodity City

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Films in Competition 5
Main Theater - Michigan Theater Thu, Mar 23, 2017 9:30 PM
Seven short films including recent experimental, documentary, and animated works. Features a shorthand study of the mythology of numbers, observations of the daily lives of China's Yiwu Market vendors, an exploration of the musical concept of "release," a woman tending her garden after midnight as she anticipates the death of her oldest friend and more.
Film Info
Event Type:Films in Competition 5
Asian Focus
Shorts in Competition
Release Year:2017
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jessica Kingdon


Commodity City is an observational documentary exploring the daily lives of vendors who work in the largest wholesale consumer market in the world: the Yiwu Markets in China. The film explores moments of tension between commerce and individuality, between the goods for sale and the humans who sell them.