Commodity City

Commodity City

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Photography: Jessica Kingdon
Producer, Co-producer: Kira Simon-Kennedy
Color: Colour
Language: Mandarin Chinese
Synopsis

The Yiwu wholesale market in China is more than eight kilometres long. Short episodes follow buyers and the uncompromising negotiations between vendors. The observational documentary shows stalls so covered in goods they completely hide the vendors – and thus also the market’s other world, where their offspring spend their childhoods.

Biography

American director and producer Jessica Kingdon (1986) makes narrative and experimental documentaries. She co-produced the feature-length film Old Stone (2016), which was shown at last year’s Berlinale.

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JESSICA KINGDON / 348 Eastern Parkway / Brooklyn / United States / +019177159267 / jessica.kingdon@gmail.com
 
Festival edition: 2017
Sections: Short Joy
Premiere Type: East European Premiere
Exhibition format: Video File
Subtitle languages: English
Simultaneous interpreting: CZ
Screening:
28.10.2017DKO II 20:30
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