Re: Mardi Gras: Made in China

From Stephen E Philion <>
Date Tue, 04 May 2004 17:43:49 -0500

Han Deqiang would be the best person to interview in China. 
Martin Hart-Landsberg in the US would be quite good to interview. 


----- Original Message -----
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2004 1:57 pm
Subject: Re: Mardi Gras: Made in China

> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > I am new to this list. I'm writing to post a question regardiong a
> > documentary that I'm making called Mardi Gras: Made in China. 
> The film
> > follows the production of Mardi Gras beads from the factory in 
> Fuzhou> to the festival in New Orleans, and on to the streets of 
> Baghdad, where
> > US soldiers exchange them during a Carnival. I need to interview
> > someone about the IMF/WB's involvement in China since 1979 (even 
> though> they were negotiating prior to 1979), special economic 
> zones in Fuzhou,
> > and the trnasformation to a "free market" economic system. 
> Ultimately,> I'm interested in connecting these structural 
> economic conditions to
> > the personal lives of workers who tell their stories in my 
> documentary.> They are four teenage women who come form rural 
> locations. If someone
> > knows someone who lives in or near NYC who can assist me, please 
> put me
> > in contact with them. Thanks for your help -- I've been working 
> on this
> > film for four years by myself and am tired, worn-out. I need 
> guidance.> The completion date is June 15, 2004.  David