Santa's Little Helper's is a short documentary of a village in China which has for 20 years focused entirely on making the world's Christmas Ornaments. The film starts with a lighthearted atmosphere as we approach the village by train and bus to the accompaniment of Christmas music. While little known, the village produces Christmas ornaments year round. The local river and lake have become polluted by gold and silver dust from the ornaments, and water has become expensive. At the same time, thanks to the factory the villagers have become affluent, and they are happy to be able to employ workers from other farming villages.
This film is included in the following curated programmes:
(Hitomi Hasegawa) PEEP SHOW - Has the Computer become the Contemporary Peep Box?
OV Gallery, Shanghai