Yu Jie steals the show in her real-life role as a fiercely bright pre-teen for whom education is out of reach, forced instead to work at the plastic factory and look after her younger siblings.

Plastic China documentary focuses on human impact of imported waste

Wang Jiuliang’s Plastic China follows the lives of two families who struggle to survive in a wasteland of refuse shipped from overseas, taking a micro approach to expose the larger problems at play

Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Yu Jie steals the show in her real-life role as a fiercely bright pre-teen for whom education is out of reach, forced instead to work at the plastic factory and look after her younger siblings.
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