North China factory

Canada, 1980

Film
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North China Factory gives the audience a chance to see a factory community in China where over six thousand workers process, spin and weave raw cotton into ninety million yards of high-quality cloth per year. Also seen are the workers’ residential, social, recreational and educational facilities, all of which are located on factory property. Highlights of the film are the retirement and wedding ceremonies, in which factory management plays a major part. The film is an engrossing study of a lifestyle that is very different from that of the Western world.

Credits

co-director

Tony Ianzelo

Boyce Richardson

producer

Tom Daly

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:55:33:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33386

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Factories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Factory management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - China

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Textile industry

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Work environment

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → China - Social life and customs

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → China - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Communism - China

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Developing countries - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Developing countries - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Industrial relations

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → Communism - China

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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