Plastic China. 2016. China. Directed by Jiu-liang Wang. In Chinese; English subtitles. 81 min.
China is the world’s largest importer of plastic waste; throughout the country there are nearly 30 towns engaged in processing this refuse in highly toxic environments. In this powerful critique of global overconsumption, the stories of two families, and a particularly feisty and optimistic 11-year-old girl, reveal the human and environmental costs of living and working in these artificial—and truly plastic—landscapes.
Thursday, February 23, 2017,4:00 p.m.Followed by a discussion with WangThe Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Wednesday, February 22, 2017,7:30 p.m.Followed by a discussion with WangThe Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2