Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The Biggest Wholesale Market,

in the world, 

 at nearly five miles and containing over 75,000 individual vendors, it will take more than a few days to look and take in what every vendor has for sale, it is the Yiwu International Trade Market in China, 

 Chinese-American film director Jessica Kingdon peeks into the daily lives of the market’s workers in her observational documentary Commodity City, exploring the subtle interactions that occur amongst hoards of dolls, flowers, neon signs, clocks, and other consumer goods,

 the work is filmed in long, static shots, mirroring the days each vendor spends inside the consumer metropolis, Commodity City has played in over fifty film festivals, and was shortlisted for the 2017 Cinema Eye Honors

the Brooklyn-based director received her BA in Film Studies from Columbia University and her MA in Media Studies from The New School, in 2017, she was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine, You can see more of the short films Kingdon has produced and directed on her website

the above clip is not very good quality, but if you want to see a much better quality video of the film, go to this Vimeo site, and grab a cup of coffee as it is about 10 minuets long.

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