Communist ideals have long lost their value in Yiwu, a city with 600 Christmas factories, in which Christmas as we know it is produced for the entire world. With rising wages, workers in Christmas factories can afford the newest iPhones, but they still live in crowded dormitories. Migrants in their own country, nostalgic for some place far away, some miss their families left in hometowns, other miss their friends and lovers from the factories when they go home for holidays.
The young generation is already tired of long factory hours, chemical fumes and glitter particles, and they do not care for their parents‘ wishes to get educated. Stuck somewhere in-between Chinese tradition and the newly discovered Chinese Dream, they want their own businesses, to be rich, to be independent and to be in love.
Sweden, Serbia, France, Germany, Belgium, Qatar /2020
Iva Plemić Divjak, Mario Adamson, Ruth Reid / Horopter Film Production, Sisyfos Film Production
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