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DocEdge Documentary film festival - American Factory

Hosted by the Consul of the Auckland Arts & Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 01 Jun 12:00 - Sun 09 Jun 14:00

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This event is for AMERICAN FACTORY.

1 Click here to book and select the 1st June session...
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A stunning selection of sixty-five international and homegrown films have been confirmed for the 14th annual Doc Edge Festival. Over Protected content and events will champion the powerful form that is documentary in Auckland, 30th May – 9th June.

This activity is one of the films I've selected - a link to any others will be in the comments.

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"Their new film brings the directors back to their old stomping ground, literally. American Factory is the story of the company which refitted and revived that same factory site, creating a lot of new jobs.

“A cross-cultural working class doc, via The Office.”
– Sundance

Chinese billionaire Cao Dewang creates a glass manufacturing company in the former General Motors plant. But the early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks and frustration.

Why don’t the American and Chinese get along?

The Chinese management considers the American workers lazy. The Americans consider some of the work practices unsafe, and consider unionising their new workplace.

Reminiscent of Michael Moore’s Roger and Me, this is a similarly vital story about the struggles of labour versus management in the auto industry, updated and more relevant to our hyper-capitalist, globalised age."

This event is for AMERICAN FACTORY.

2 If this is not for you, maybe create your own activity to see another film you want to see...

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b) or Scoop NZ recommends the following...
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