JOLIN

By Siyan LIU, Danni WANG

LITTLE W PRODUCTIONS USA - as SALES All rights, World / PROD

Documentary - Completed 2016

A former factory worker in Dongguan tries to escape from the manufacturing and sex industries,
dreams of becoming an actress in Shanghai by taking plastic surgery.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues, Biography
    • Countries
    • USA, CHINA
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Duration
    • 67 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Siyan LIU, Danni WANG
    • Producer(s)
    • Siyan LIU, Danni WANG, Xiaoxiao YU, Shumai CHOU, Michael EPSTEIN
    • Synopsis
    • Dongguan, simultaneously the manufacturing hub and inadvertent sex capital of China; it is home to 1.7 million female factory workers, 300,000 of which comprised of former factory girls turned sex workers. Since the government crackdown on prostitution in 2014, an increasingly growing number of women seek to flee Dongguan– and the stigma associated with it. It is here that 22-year-old country girl, Jolin, has worked for the past five years, and where her story begins.

      A former factory girl, 22-year-old Jolin is the only child of her family, who has found work as a stripper at a nightclub in Dongguan. She undergoes risky plastic surgery to look more “sexy” and tries to find her estranged father for reasons that go beyond healing her fractured family. She hopes to leave Dongguan behind and become a famous actress in Shanghai.
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