top
Central Valley
Central Valley
Indybay
Indybay
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay
Regions
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
Topics
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories: Central Valley | Arts + Action
View other events for the week of 2/19/2012
Screening - Dreamwork China: The Workers of Foxconn
Date Sunday February 19
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Movies on a Big Screen at The Guild. 2828 35th St, Sacramento
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorMovies on a Big Screen
Emailscreenings [at] moviesonabigscreen.com
Sunday, February 19
7:30pm
Admission: $5.00
Movies on a Big Screen at The Guild
2828 35th St, Sacramento, CA


Dreamwork China: The Workers of Foxconn

The Chinese short documentary film, "Deconstructing Foxconn" which features an interview with an employee who attempted suicide at Foxconn, will be shown prior to the feature documentary.

You may be familiar with Foxconn and its factories in China. They manufacture products for Apple, HP, Nintendo, Sony, Motorola, Dell, Nokia, Amazon (Kindle), Toshiba and many, many others. In fact, if you own any kind of electronic equipment, there's undoubtedly at least some small component or chip which was manufactured at Foxconn. We at MOBS tried to build a PC that was entirely "Foxconn-free" and found it impossible to do.

Foxconn has had a number of fatal and near-fatal accidents related to unsafe working conditions. Employees reportedly work excessively long hours, stand until their legs swell "until they can hardly walk" according to the NY Times, and live in extremely confined dorms. They're also known for having a number of employees who have committed suicide - to the point where Foxconn has installed nets at many of its factories. In January of this year, 150 employees at the Wuhan factory went to the roof and threatened mass suicide.

"Dreamwork China" was shot in Shenzhen, China, site of a massive Foxconn plant. It features interviews with employees of Foxconn in which the young workers talk about themselves, describing their lives, their hopes, their struggles for rights, and most of all, the dreams of a new generation in "the world's factory."

dreamwork-china1.jpg
Added to the calendar on Monday Jan 30th, 2012 11:24 PM
§
by Movies on a Big Screen Monday Jan 30th, 2012 11:24 PM
deconstructingfoxconn.jpg
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 149.50 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network