[Dixielandjazz] interesting review of film: "MARDI GRAS: MADE
tubaman at batnet.com
Tue Jan 25 18:28:24 PST 2005
(and I do hope you are not just being a trickster here)
Jazz IS a social issue and this list has discussed all sorts of music
related social issues over the years. Steve Barbone and others have
mentioned mardi gras beads in hundreds of messages and where they come
from is as much a part of the total world of OKOM as anything else.
If someone made a film was about downtrodden washboard players in
South Africa would you say the same thing?
Something that has become major part of a New Orleans music tradition
is certainly worth a few "wasted electrons." It is not a "dry" subject,
existing in a vacuum. I did not post the rest of the review - did you
go there and read it before posting your message? It really does look
like an interesting film.
On Jan 25, 2005, at 6:01 PM, Bill Gunter wrote:
> 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 INCHINA"
>> 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
>> isnt 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
>> Dave Richoux
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