2024 FESTIVALApr 10-20, 2024Lansing, MI
  • Bulkland


2015 / Australia, Sweden, China, Spain / 58 Minutes / Daniel Whelan

Film Synopsis

The party is drawing to an end.  In ”Bulkland” migrant workers, factory owners and night club dancers struggle to carve out their slice of the pie in a city dedicated to bulk sales of cheap junk: Yiwu, the raw, throbbing heart of “Made in China”, where every day is a hustle.  As cheap goods have flooded world markets, dollar stores have popped up around the globe and built this present-day Klondike, connected by the world’s longest railway to markets in Western Europe.  It’s been a party lasting for decades, but now some of the participants are going home.  Yiwu’s inhabitants face a changing China that is trying to reach past the simple mass production that the country’s wealth is built upon.