Source: The Atlantic
Upon entering China’s Yiwu Market, Jessica Kingdon experienced a sensory overload. She had intended to capture the cinematic experience of the world’s largest wholesale mall, but she couldn’t decide what to film.
“I kept getting distracted because the number of stalls feels infinite,” Kingdon told The Atlantic. “It’s like the ultimate FOMO experience.”
Ultimately, Kingdon decided to focus on what she describes as “the quieter, more subtle moments” amidst the chaotic atmosphere of the five-mile-long consumer metropolis.
Comprised of mostly static shots, her short observational documentary, “Commodity City,” is a mesmerizing window into the daily lives of some of the 75,000 individual vendors who exhibit more than 400,000 products at Yiwu.
Read the story at The Atlantic.
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