New York, NY, November 03, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Social documentary renamed Iron Moon. It comes from Xu Lizhi’s work. Xu Lizhi from a global factory died in 2014. His excellent literary work has spread awareness of the harsh conditions, struggles and aspirations of the Chinese migrant worker. He said, “They refer to them as a nail.” The nail is trivial to the image of an ordinary industrial worker. But what’s behind it? It’s the oppressive situation of migrant workers' status in China today.
Hundreds of thousands of people travel from China’s countryside to its cities to work in factories, building devices for international consumers and trying to assemble better lives for themselves, and a few of them, like Xu Lizhi, manage to write about their experiences in deeply moving ways. Iron Moon follows five of these worker-poets through their daily lives, showing the pressures of their work, and the poverty in which many of them survive.
Meanwhile, Iron Moon is the first in a series of three documentary films and three corresponding anthologies of poetry that will continue the stories of the first. Iron Moon has already won major film awards in China and been nominated in Taiwan and the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, and been shown more than 500 times across 112 cities. In online forums and messaging tools alone, discussion of the film has reached more than 80 million people. It’s fair to say that with their first film, and without the support of major distribution or box office profits, filmmakers Qin Xiaoyu and Wu Feiyue have created a true cultural phenomenon in China.