The Factory of the World

Minna Rainio

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.

Production Year
2014
Duration
00:08:00
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
The Factory of the World
English Title

The Factory of the World

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Minna Rainio (Author), Mark Roberts (Author), Minna Rainio (Cinematographer), Mark Roberts (Cinematographer), Taipei Municipal Chinese Classical Orchestra (Composer), Strauss Festival Orchestra (Composer), Mark Roberts (Director), Minna Rainio (Director), Mark Roberts (Editor), Minna Rainio (Editor), Minna Rainio (Script), Mark Roberts (Script), Mark Roberts (Sound Design), Maria Kunnari (Actor), Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Funder)
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Minna Rainio and Mark Roberts create short films and moving image installations that combine aspects of documentary and fiction filmmaking. Their new short film “To Teach a Bird to Fly” (2020) looks at climate change and bird extinction. Rainio and Roberts’s films have been widely exhibited in Finland, Europe, the United States and South America, and have been shown in the official selections of numerous international film festivals.