Screening of "Plastic China," Sponsored by the China Research Center

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    • Wednesday March 29, 2017 - Thursday March 30, 2017
      4:30 pm - 6:59 pm
  • Location: Clary Theatre, Bill Moore Student Success Center, Georgia Tech
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  • Extras:
    Free food

Dr. Hanchao Lu


Summary Sentence: The China Research Center, housed in the School of History and Sociology, will host a screening of the film "Plastic China" on March 29th.

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The China Research Center, housed in the School of History and Sociology, will host a screening of the film Plastic China (China, 2016), followed by conversation, dinner, and panel discussion with the awarded filmmaker and photographer Jiu-liang Wang.  The event is March 29th from 4:30 - 7:00 PM in the Clary Theatre of the Bill Moore Student Success Center.

Plastic China follows the members of two families who spend their lives sorting and recycling plastic waste from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Yi-Jie, an 11-year-old girl, works alongside her parents in a recycling facility while dreaming of attending school. Kun, the facility’s ambitious boss, dreams of a better life. Through the story of these two families, this poignant film explores issues of waste recycling, social inequality, as well as global consumption and culture.

It won the Special Jury Award at the 2016 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Check out the trailer at

The event features an interdisciplinary panel with professors: Greg Zinman in Film Studies (Georgia Tech), Eri Saikawa in Environment Science (Emory), and Matthew Realff in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Georgia Tech).
Plus: Free Pan Asian Dinner






Additional Information

In Campus Calendar

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of History and Sociology, _School of History and Sociology Student Blog

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students, Graduate students
Arts and Performance, Other/Miscellaneous, Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
HSOC Blog, HSOC events, China Research Center, Plastic China film
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  • Created On: Mar 27, 2017 - 3:40pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:12pm