A Worker, Living

The southeastern coastal regions of China serve as the country’s economic arteries; factories and migrant workers are seen everywhere. These migrant workers have moved to the cities hoping to get a better future, but they become the victims of industrial development. Rural villages are vanishing, and economic growth is China’s top priority. Living on the fringes of society, will the migrant workers ever have the chance to turn their lives around?

About the Documentary

Houjie Township
Directed by: Zhou Hao
From the early 1980s to the present, Houjie, Guangdong has rapidly transformed into a labor-intensive industrial town. Migrant workers from inland villages rush to Houjie to meet factories’ demands. However, because of their undocumented status and economic marginality, they struggle and strive to survive at the bottom of society.