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Xmas without China, director, Alicia Dwyer, (videorecording)

Label
Xmas without China
Title
Xmas without China
Statement of responsibility
director, Alicia Dwyer
Title variation
Christmas without China
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Exploring the intersection of consumerism and immigration in American culture, XMAS WITHOUT CHINA is an intimate portrait of families wrestling with our drive to consume cheap products, but also with our desire for human connection and a sense of who we are in a fast-changing world. Pride and mischief inspire Chinese immigrant Tom Xia to challenge the Americans in his Southern California suburb to celebrate Christmas without any Chinese products. With deep ties to his extended family back home, Tom is incensed by how he considers China is misunderstood, particularly by the American media. But he gets more than he bargains for when he meets the Joneses, a young family trying to keep their children safe as a wave of Chinese toy recalls forces them to have their son tested for lead poisoning. The Joneses start to give up not just toys, plates, lamps, and clothes, but the beloved hair dryer, coffeemaker, X-Box, and many Christmas decorations, challenging the way they live everyday life and how they celebrate Christmas. Meanwhile, Tom's parents are constructing a new home, proudly using Chinese materials to build their American dream. As they decorate for Christmas for the first time and the interactions between the Xias and the Joneses intensify, Tom realizes that he's on a deeper journey to understand the complexities of his own divided loyalties between America and China
Cataloging source
HDC
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Rating: Unrated
Language note
Closed-captioned in English and Chinese with English subtitles. English SDH captions
LC call number
HF3128
LC item number
.X595 2013
PerformerNote
Featuring Tom Xia
Runtime
63
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Xmas without China, director, Alicia Dwyer, (videorecording)
Label
Xmas without China, director, Alicia Dwyer, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally produced in 2013
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Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bad news about China -- Tom challenges neighbors -- Tom's introduction -- The Jones family accepts challenge -- Removing everything "Made in China" -- Western culture and the Xia family -- Cookie party at the Joneses -- American citizenship -- Joneses make Xmas lights without China -- The Xias plan for Xmas -- Xmas shopping -- Tom plays poker with friends -- Jones Xmas song -- Tom's apology -- PRC 60th Anniversary celebration -- Xmas preparations -- Tom attends church with Evelyn -- Tim and the XBox -- Tom calls grandpa -- Acupuncture -- Xmas Eve -- Xmas Day -- Conclusion
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
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Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (63 minutes)
Isbn
9781937772994
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
193777299323
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1743582
  • (OCoLC)867637185
  • (CaAE) o867637185
System details
DVD; region 1
Terms governing use
Includes public performance rights.
Video recording format
DVD

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