This film gives a realistic portrayal of the lives of Chinese construction workers in Beijing during the building boom in the runup to the Chinese-hosted 2008 Olympics. The filmmaker focuses on personal interviews of Chinese migrant laborers and working people. After the film showing, discussion will review the subsequent Chinese national labor laws, which are currently being refined and implemented. There will also be a brief review of current topics such as the sensational Gu Kailai trial and the preparations for the all-important 18th Party Congress late this year..
Hosted by: China Study Group at the Center for Marxist Education
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