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September 17, 2009

A Decent Factory: Nokia in China - December 12 at 7 pm

The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2009
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by Thomas Balmès; China, 2005; 79 minutes (Mandarin with English subtitles)

In an increasingly globalized economy, more corporations are outsourcing their production to countries with cheaper labor costs and less legal protection of workers’ rights. Some corporate managers, whether out of sincere moral concern or because they must respond to the considerations of investors and shareholders, are attempting to balance profit-making with social morality. A Decent Factory focuses on such an effort by Nokia, the Finnish electronics firm, which sends a team led by two business ethics advisors to examine conditions at a Chinese factory that supplies parts to Nokia. Filmmaker Thomas Balmès, having conducted three years of research on the subject, follows them on their investigative journey. “Funny, perceptive . . . a moral investigation into the profit motive.” BBC

Posted by kanepark at September 17, 2009 06:02 PM