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Moravian to Screen Award-winning Documentary “Mardi Gras: Made in China”

Bethlehem, Pa., February 1, 2006—Moravian College will hold a screening of David Redman’s documentary Mardi Gras: Made in China on Tuesday, February 7. The film will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Prosser Auditorium. Admission if free and the public is welcome.

Mardi Gras: Made in China goes inside a Chinese factory that produces Mardi Gras beads. Footage includes interviews with the factory manager, factory workers, and the executive of an American company that imports the beads for sale. It contrasts the toil that goes into making the beads with the gluttonous celebrations in New Orleans. It also addresses what the average American and Chinese thinks of the other.

The film won Best Brooklyn-based Film at the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival and was nominated for the 2005 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. It was shown at the Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch International Film Festivals. The director is an independent filmmaker.

After the film, the audience is invited to stay for a question and answer session that will include footage of post-Katrina New Orleans.

The film is sponsored by the Department of Economics and Business and the Department of Political Science. Prosser Auditorium is located in Moravian College’s Haupert Union Building on Monocacy Street in Bethlehem. For more information on the event, call 610 861-1491. For more information on the film, visit http://www.mardigrasmadeinchina.com.