Who knew that an American woman’s God-given right to show her tits and get plastic beads was made possible by young women in Chinese factories? David Redmon’s indie documentary contrasts the wild revelry of Mardi Gras with the hardworking girls who make breast-shaped beads (a popular new line) in Fuzhou, China. The documentary earns an intimate, easy confidence with the girls, who blush and scream when they see how their product will eventually be used.
Mardi Gras: Made in China
Out July 29