HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Anyone here seen American...

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:51 PM

Anyone here seen American Factory? From NPR FreshAir, Wikipedia discussions it sounds sad, depressin

Found links at google

11 replies, 898 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 11 replies Author Time Post
Reply Anyone here seen American Factory? From NPR FreshAir, Wikipedia discussions it sounds sad, depressin (Original post)
bobbieinok Feb 2020 OP
Dream Girl Feb 2020 #1
mcar Feb 2020 #2
California_Republic Feb 2020 #3
bobbieinok Feb 2020 #5
llmart Feb 2020 #4
appalachiablue Feb 2020 #6
In It to Win It Feb 2020 #7
MFGsunny Feb 2020 #8
kskiska Feb 2020 #9
Bluesaph Feb 2020 #10
redqueen Feb 2020 #11

Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:58 PM

1. I didn't really find it that depressing

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 10:59 PM

2. It's a great documentary

and I salute it on its Oscar.

It's not uplifting but a real look at what happened when a Chinese company took over an American factory. Well done, well filmed.

It's on Netflix and has been for months.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Feb 9, 2020, 11:58 PM

3. More about the clash of work cultures

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to California_Republic (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:20 AM

5. Yrs ago PBS had program comparing German and US work cultures

In one part they showed the clash when a German manufacturer made an American factoty part of its corporation

That's what I thought of when I read about the clash between the American workers and the Chinese employers. From what I read about the events depicted in the movie, the Chinese were dissatisfied with the level of the Americans' accomplishments and replaced many American workers with ones brought from China

The German corporation worked with the Americans to get them to what they considered an adequate level.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:06 AM

4. I saw it on Netflix.

I thought it was more interesting than depressing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:30 AM

6. TRAILER. 'AMERICAN FACTORY' 2019

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:46 AM

7. I saw it last week. It highlights the culture clash between the American and Chinese workers

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:02 AM

8. This!


&list=PLvahqwMqN4M0fmh2gjEqNbUA3uCVMZbDB

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:30 AM

9. I saw it on Netflix

and found it extremely interesting. At first everyone was thrilled to secure a job in the factory, but little by little, as the Chinese management system expectations were established and workers were sent to China to observe how things were done there, disillusion set in.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:30 AM

10. We found the Chinese work ethic cultish

It seemed that the Chinese in the film worshipped the business owner and their personal lives were very intertwined with their work lives.

It reminded me of a guy I grew up with who is extremely right wing and racist. He used to complain on Facebook about how wonderful it was to make products in China where the employees earned so little yet appreciated it and how they were so productive and how they stood in line outside trying to get a job for cents per hour and worked 12+ hours per day and lived in tiny rooms full of bunks.

He thought Chinese culture was brilliant because they view humans as born to work.

Then I saw the business owner in this film say those exact words. And it made me think this is what republicans want. They donít want human beings. They want serfs and slaves.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:08 AM

11. It is not an uplifting movie, but it is reality and very much worth watching.

Very illuminating look at the issues facing factory workers here and in China.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread