[Reader-list] Film: Digital Handicraft

Monica Narula monica at sarai.net
Mon Jun 23 16:37:40 IST 2008

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Digital Handcraft - China's Global Factory for Computers

"digital handcraft" is an educational film, a portrait of the process
of computer hardware production. It displays the organisation of
production in global value chains and investigates the conditions of
life and labour for millions of migrant worker in China's factories,
which manufacture the hardware for the immaterial production of the
21st century. This film takes a look at the flipside of globalised
computer production, which is incongruous with the "clean" image the
industry usually displays. By interviewing both activists and workers,
the film investigates the current situation as well as future
possibilities for improving their situation. Furthermore, the film
looks at issues surrounding the illegal shipping of computer scrap
parts from Germany to developing countries.

Monica Narula
29 Rajpur Road
Delhi 110 054

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