Media Archive

23/09/13

Factory Girls is a fascinating video by Aowen Jin. The migrant girls that have left the countryside to go and seek a new life in China’s cities are often considered to be the victims of China’s transformation. Jin tells a different story: she shows the girls as full of dreams and ambition about their future, taking their lives into their own hands and transforming their prospects. The video has been entirely filmed on mobile phones which are seen by Jin as a crucial agency of their empowerment.

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