CHINESE NEW YEAR FILMS: SIHANOUKVILLE, GARMENTS AND INTERNET
To celebrate CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019, we screen a docus about contemporary China and Chinese investment in Cambodia. 4PM: Cambodia’s port town Sihanoukville would never win first prize in a pretty-town competition, and much of it is now dominated by Chinese casinos. LIFE’S A BEACH (2004, 45 min) follows its transformation from sleepy beach town to bustling tourist destination. 7PM: Three Norwegian fashion bloggers travel to Cambodia to experience the everyday life of the workers in the textile industry, as told in SWEATSHOP (2014, 50 min). 8PM: CHINA’S WEB JUNKIES (2014, 70 min) follows three Chinese teenagers inside a rehabilitation center for internet addicts.