The Resource Guangzhou Dream Factory, (streaming video)

Guangzhou Dream Factory, (streaming video)

Label
Guangzhou Dream Factory
Title
Guangzhou Dream Factory
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Immigration, globalization, Chinese factories and African dreams...This documentary weaves stories of Africans chasing alluring, yet elusive, "Made in China"dreams into a compelling critique of 21st century global capitalism. .Guangzhou, a.k.a. Canton, is southern China's centuries-old trading port. Today it’s a booming metropolis – the Mecca of mass consumption – attracting more than half a million African traders each year. Over time, some of these Africans have chosen to stay, and to them China looks like the new land of opportunity, a place where anything is possible. But is it?.GUANGZHOU DREAM FACTORY, following a filmmaker’s journey from Ghana to China and back to Africa, gives viewers a rare glimpse of African aspirations while also providing fresh, new perspectives on China and African economic development..."While the news is full of stories of boatloads of African migrants desperate to cross into Europe, Guangzhou Dream Factory gives us the stories of Africans who believe China is 'the new land of opportunity'. Visually rich, sympathetically told, this compelling film sensitively captures the hopes, disappointments, and creativity of Africans whose dreams are unfolding, for better or worse, in the Middle Kingdom".-Deborah Brutigam, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.."Guangzhou Dream Factory offers an accessible, yet nuanced and complex, view into the dynamic lives of entrepreneurial Africans living in China. The insightful narrative and the great selection of subjects make this film a uniquely engaging portrayal of ongoing global transformations. A must-see documentary dispelling outdated stereotypes of hopeless and helpless Africans.".-Roberto Castillo, The University of Hong Kong
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Raymar Educational Films in 2016
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Raymar Educational Films (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
65
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Documentary-style films
  • Globalization
  • Documentary films
Technique
live action
Label
Guangzhou Dream Factory, (streaming video)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1339271
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (66 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1339271
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Guangzhou Dream Factory, (streaming video)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1339271
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (66 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1339271
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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