The Factory of the World presents video images from a former electronics factory in northern Finland. The factory was closed in 2003 when the production was moved to China. The images are juxtaposed with audio narration about working conditions in Chinese factories. The work observes how the lives and destinies of workers in China and in Finland are connected in the global networks of commerce and capitalism.
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English title / The Factory of the World
Original title / The Factory of the World
Keywords / narrator, capitalism, music, outsourcing, exploitation
Type / Single channel
Genre / landscape and nature, documentary
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:08:00
Language / English
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2014
Cast / Mark Roberts (Cinematographer), Minna Rainio (Cinematographer), Taipei Municipal Chinese Classical Orchestra / - (Composer), Strauss Festival Orchestra / - (Composer), Mark Roberts (Director), Minna Rainio (Director), Minna Rainio (Editor), Mark Roberts (Editor), Maria Kunnari (Actor), Arts Promotion Centre Finland / - (Funder), Mark Roberts (Script), Minna Rainio (Script), Mark Roberts (Author), Minna Rainio (Author), Mark Roberts (Sound Design)