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Merry Christmas, Yiwu

Mladen Kovačević
2020 • Sweden, Serbia, France, Germany, Belgium, Qatar • 94’

Communist ideals have long lost their value in Yiwu, a city where 600 factories produce Christmas as we know it for the entire world. With rising factory wages, most workers can now afford the newest iPhones, but they still live in crowded factory dormitories, all migrants in their own country. Stuck between Chinese traditions and the newly discovered Chinese dream, they want their own businesses, they want to be rich, to be independent, to be in love.

31 OCT / 18:00 / 93’
Cinema São Jorge

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