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1 hr. 19 min.

Plot Summary
As industrial production continues moving to countries with cheaper labor, some firms doing the "outsourcing" are trying to make sure their plants abroad are complying with safety regulations and that workers are treated fairly. One such corporation is Nokia, which in this documentary sends ethics experts to a site in China to investigate workers' conditions. What follows is as much an expose of a Chinese factory as a fascinating juxtaposition of Eastern and Western business practices.


Director: Thomas Balmès

Genres: Documentary

A Decent Factory (2004)

Release Date: June 29th, 2005|1 hr. 19 min.

critic reviews (8)
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  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Though it lacks a focus or greater artistic vision, Thomas Balmès' no-frills documentary offers Westerners a valuable glimpse into the sweatshops of the new China. show more

  • 50
    New York Post

    Unintentionally funny is still funny, and the documentary A Decent Factory, had me giggling. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    This film exposes a more insidious kind of exploitation, one far more difficult to detect. show more

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