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Monday, October 29, 2007

LOSERS AND WINNERS at the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival
Two cultures collide when 400 Chinese workers move to Germany for a year and a half to take apart an entire gigantic modern coke factory—and ship it back to China. Tensions quickly become evident between the Germans and Chinese over workplace issues, especially the Germans' concerns about safety measures and environmental issues, and the Chinese indignation over their hosts' cultural condescension and criticism of the lazy work habits of the "old foreigners." In providing a human view of the effects of globalization, LOSERS AND WINNERS reveals the ironies and ambiguities inherent in global economic changes, the respective sensations of loss and accomplishment, and of differing personal prospects for the future.

On Saturday, November 10th, at 1:15, as part of the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, LOSERS AND WINNERS will screen at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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