Pathway: Everything for Sale

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    It’s not easy these days to know who’s to blame for all the injustice in the world. But still, everywhere we look, injustice seems to be growing. New economic models are taking root all over the globe with a façade of fairness, only to give way to something much uglier. Gig work, the latest trend in labor, is often exploitative. Even health insurance in China, one of the few communist countries, is profoundly unfair. But art has always played an important role in depicting the paradoxical clash between ethics, science, success, and exploitation, and these films are no different. Here is a Pathway that opens our eyes to a world of paradoxes—a world where a Greek souvenir from Acropolis is actually shipped from China.

    Films in this Pathway

    Contents Inventory

    • Irene Lusztig
    • 2021

      What is the true value of things? What makes a house a home? Irene Lusztig looks beyond the clichés in this compassionate, thoughtful documentary, as she interviews some of her neighbors who have lost everything in a major forest fire.

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      The Gig Is Up

      • Shannon Walsh
      • 2021

        A wide-ranging documentary about the gig economy, focusing on several self-employed people working for online platforms. Experts analyze how this system works. Have the limits been reached or breached?

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        The Great Abandonment

        • Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya
        • 2021

          When Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announces the world’s biggest Covid lockdown, millions of domestic migrant workers are caught up an unprecedented exodus from cities. Can Modi's call to suffering ignite the spark of revolution?

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          H6

          • Yé Yé
          • 2021

            Observational portrait capturing the goings-on in an immense hospital in Shanghai, focusing on four patients and their families. Alongside the affectionate care, H6 reveals an unyielding class-based society.

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            How to Kill a Cloud

            • Tuija Halttunen
            • 2021

              Finnish scientist Hannele Korhonen has received a research grant from the United Arab Emirates to develop a way to make it rain in the desert. But all her time is being swallowed up by presentations, conferences, and political agendas.

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              Ironland

              • Lucas Bambozzi
              • 2021

                After an environmental disaster in Minas Gerais, a Brazilian geographer returns to show how mining has both shaped and harmed her native region and its inhabitants, in a road movie that is both activist and poetic.

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                A Marble Travelogue

                • Sean Wang
                • 2021

                  With a light touch and wry humor, A Marble Travelogue portrays the Greek and Chinese marble production chain. The film makes complex connections and highlights the European aspirations of the Chinese middle class in a visually seductive style.

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                  Resources

                  • Hubert Caron-Guay, Serge-Olivier Rondeau
                  • 2021

                    An observational film about the meat industry in Quebec, where asylum seekers, mainly from Latin America, process a vast herd of livestock into meat. What is life like at various points along this chain?

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                    A Rest Guide for a Tired Nigerian Artist

                    • Rahima Gambo
                    • 2021

                      What happens if we shift the focus from artwork to the people whose work is making art? In a series of illustrated guidebooks, Nigerian artists explain how they find peace in a troubled world.

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                      The Still Side

                      • Miko Revereza, Carolina Fusilier
                      • 2021

                        An abandoned vacation resort is slowly being taken over by nature. Where once cruise ships moored and families enjoyed themselves, now there is decay and dereliction. A poetic documentary that looks back on progress.

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                        TM

                        • Alexander Devriendt, Ontroerend Goed
                        • 2021

                          This experience is an interactive, personal experiment that will determine whether you can become a member of the secretive organization TM. A series of questions and assignments push the participant’s moral boundaries.

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