Commodity City

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Cowell Theatre Fri, Sep 7, 2018 2:00 PM

Heather White & Lynn Zhang, China. A Chinese migrant factory worker poisoned by assembling smartphones, brings his fight against benzene to the international stage.

Film Info
Director:Jessica Kingdon
Year of Production:2017
Topic:Sustainable Cities
Zero Waste
Running Time:11 min.


For her latest film, Chinese-American director Jessica Kingdon takes us on a tour of China’s Yiwu Market—the largest wholesale consumer goods mall in the world. The film focuses on the daily lives of market vendors and their role in facilitating the flow of the world’s consumer goods and tchotchkes—from phone cases to plastic flowers.