Item Details

Print View

A Decent Factory?

Kanopy (Firm)
Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
With the fastest growing economy in the history of the world, China is the workshop of globalisation. But are workers paying the price for a manufacturing revolution? This unique fly-on-the-wall documentary uncovers the hard realities of working conditions in a Chinese factory. The film focuses on a German-owned company in Shenzhen, China, which makes the chargers for Nokia's mobile phones. Nokia sends in a two-woman team to carry out an ethical audit on its working practices. The inspection reveals people are working 12 hour shifts, also problems of noise, smells and hazardous chemicals stored near drinking cups. Worst of all, the factory is ignoring local laws on minimum wages. Some workers are being paid the equivalent of 14 pounds a month. Workers live eight people per room in a huge dormitory near the factory. Living conditions are basic. State-controlled birth control is compulsory. Workers speak candidly about their working life. Hours are long and tiring. There are bullying supervisors and the food is bad.
Release Date
2005
Language
English
Notes
Title from title frames.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Recording Info
Originally produced by TV Choice in 2005.
Publisher no.
1064995 Kanopy
Related Resources
Cover Image
Description
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 32 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Technical Details
  • Staff View

    LEADER 02396ngm a22003971i 4500
    001 kan1064995
    003 CaSfKAN
    005 20140801123731.0
    006 m o c
    007 vz uzazuu
    007 cr una---unuuu
    008 140813p20142005cau031 o vleng d
    028
    5
    2
    a| 1064995 b| Kanopy
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)897768420
    040
      
      
    a| UtOrBLW b| eng e| rda c| UtOrBLW
    043
      
      
    a| a-cc---
    245
    0
    2
    a| A decent factory?.
    264
      
    1
    a| [San Francisco, California, USA] : b| Kanopy Streaming, c| 2014.
    300
      
      
    a| 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 32 min.) : b| digital, .flv file, sound
    336
      
      
    a| two-dimensional moving image b| tdi 2| rdacontent
    337
      
      
    a| computer b| c 2| rdamedia
    338
      
      
    a| online resource b| cr 2| rdacarrier
    344
      
      
    a| digital
    347
      
      
    a| video file b| MPEG-4 b| Flash
    500
      
      
    a| Title from title frames.
    518
      
      
    a| Originally produced by TV Choice in 2005.
    520
      
      
    a| With the fastest growing economy in the history of the world, China is the workshop of globalisation. But are workers paying the price for a manufacturing revolution? This unique fly-on-the-wall documentary uncovers the hard realities of working conditions in a Chinese factory. The film focuses on a German-owned company in Shenzhen, China, which makes the chargers for Nokia's mobile phones. Nokia sends in a two-woman team to carry out an ethical audit on its working practices. The inspection reveals people are working 12 hour shifts, also problems of noise, smells and hazardous chemicals stored near drinking cups. Worst of all, the factory is ignoring local laws on minimum wages. Some workers are being paid the equivalent of 14 pounds a month. Workers live eight people per room in a huge dormitory near the factory. Living conditions are basic. State-controlled birth control is compulsory. Workers speak candidly about their working life. Hours are long and tiring. There are bullying supervisors and the food is bad.
    538
      
      
    a| Mode of access: World Wide Web.
    610
    2
    0
    a| Nokia (Firm)
    650
      
    0
    a| Work environment z| China.
    650
      
    0
    a| Factory management z| China.
    650
      
    0
    a| Social responsibility of business z| China.
    655
      
    7
    a| Short films. 2| lcgft
    710
    2
      
    a| Kanopy (Firm)
    856
    4
    0
    u| http://proxy.its.virginia.edu/login?url=http://virginia.kanopystreaming.com/node/64996 z| A Kanopy streaming video
    856
    4
    2
    z| Cover Image u| http://proxy.its.virginia.edu/login?url=https://www.kanopystreaming.com/node/64996/external-image
    999
      
      
    w| WEB l| INTERNET m| UVA-LIB t| INTERNET
▾See more
▴See less

Availability

Google Preview

Google Books Preview