My financial acumen is nonexistent, but today’s launch of We The Economy 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford To Miss will surely help in that education, albeit in an entertaining fashion.
The 20 shorts, which features work from such filmmakers as Ramin Bahrani (At Any Price), Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA), Mary Harron (American Psycho), and Adam McKay (Anchorman), take a look at various subjects about the U.S. Economy. All of these videos are free to watch and are available for streaming on over 50 cable, mobile and digital (including Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon) platforms.
Filmmaker Miao Wang (Beijing Taxi, Yellow Ox Mountain) traveled to South Carolina for her short Made By China In America. Running over eight minutes, the narrative takes a look at how China’s economic growth has positively impacted the lives of Americans who are working in South Carolina’s textile industry.
“A lot of that film work I do is about engendering that cross-cultural understanding,” said Wang, who grew up in the China but now resides in the U.S. “I understand both cultures and it puts me in a position where I really feel a responsibility to make both sides understand each other a little more.”
During my interview with Miao Wang, she talked about traveling to South Carolina to make the short:
All of the films are available to view for free at WeTheEconomy.com. Made By China In America can be seen below:
For more information on Miao Wang’s work, please go to Three Waters Production’s official site.