[Dixielandjazz] interesting review of film: "MARDI GRAS: MADE INCHINA"

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 25 18:01:26 PST 2005


Are we interested in Jazz or Social Issues?

Possibly this belongs on some other mailing list.

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Gunter
jazzboard at hotmail.com

PS - If we're going the "Socially Aware" route I have a ton of e-mails I'm 
gonna post in here from civil justice to Roe v. Wade and some choice 
religious issues too!


>From: David Richoux <tubaman at batnet.com>
>To: DJML Jazz <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
>Subject: [Dixielandjazz] interesting review of film: "MARDI GRAS: MADE 
>Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 17:24:46 -0800
>Ever wonder who actually makes all of those cheap Mardi Gras beads?
>here is a snip:
>...takes us on an intimate tour of a bead factory in China, the largest 
>manufacturer of Mardi Gras beads in the world, and we get to take a look at 
>the other side of the booze and pill fueled good times…and yes, it sucks. 
>This film will also make you realize that maybe your life really isn’t all 
>that bad because you had to do an hour of overtime last week. The people, 
>mostly women, working in this factory string beads and paint ornaments for 
>12 to 20 hours a day, six or seven days a week for ten cents an hour...
>I am going to be looking for this film on the Sundance Channel this year!
>Dave Richoux
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>Dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com

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