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Decent Factory, A

Synopsis
As the fastest growing economy ever, China is the workshop of globalisation. This fly-on-the wall documentary uncovers the hard realities of working conditions in a Chinese factory and asks whether Chinese workers are paying the price for a manufacturing revolution. The film focuses on a German-owned company in Shenzhen which makes the chargers for Nokia’s mobile phones. Nokia sends in a team to carry out an ‘ethical audit’ on the factory’s working practices. The inspection reveals people are working 12-hour shifts, and there are problems of noise, smells and hazardous chemicals stored near drinking cups. The factory is also ignoring local laws on minumum wages,and workers are provided with very poor living conditions. Workers speak candidly about their working life and conditions.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2005
Year of production
2005
Subjects
Business studies; Development studies; Economics
Keywords
business ethics; China; ethical management; multinational corporations; working conditions; globalisation

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£125.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
33 minutes
Year
2005

Type
VHS
Price
£120.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
33 minutes
Year
2005

Distributor

Name

TV Choice Ltd

Email
tvchoiceuk@aol.com
Web
http://www.tvchoice.uk.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8464 7402
Fax
020 8464 7845
Address
PO Box 597
Bromley
Kent
BR2 0YB
Notes
Producer and distributor of over 100 educational videos and DVDs, most with support materials, designed for use in UK schools, colleges and universities. Wide coverage across the curriculum, but particularly strong in the areas of business/management, ICT, geography, DT/manufacturing, history, English/media studies, PSHE, and leisure/tourism.

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