The Resource Xmas without China, directed by Alicia Dwyer; produced by Alicia Dwyer and Tom Xiaa ; a co-production of Play Bigger Productions, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and in association with Chicken & Egg Pictures and Pacific Pioneer Fund, (videorecording)

Xmas without China, directed by Alicia Dwyer; produced by Alicia Dwyer and Tom Xiaa ; a co-production of Play Bigger Productions, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and in association with Chicken & Egg Pictures and Pacific Pioneer Fund, (videorecording)

Label
Xmas without China
Title
Xmas without China
Statement of responsibility
directed by Alicia Dwyer; produced by Alicia Dwyer and Tom Xiaa ; a co-production of Play Bigger Productions, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and in association with Chicken & Egg Pictures and Pacific Pioneer Fund
Title variation
Christmas without China
Contributor
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Exploring the intersection of consumerism and immigration in American culture, XMAS WITHOUT CHINA is an intimate portrait of families wrestling with our drive to consume cheap products, but also with our desire for human connection and a sense of who we are in a fast-changing world. Pride and mischief inspire Chinese immigrant Tom Xia to challenge the Americans in his Southern California suburb to celebrate Christmas without any Chinese products. With deep ties to his extended family back home, Tom is incensed by how he considers China is misunderstood, particularly by the American media. But he gets more than he bargains for when he meets the Joneses, a young family trying to keep their children safe as a wave of Chinese toy recalls forces them to have their son tested for lead poisoning. The Joneses start to give up not just toys, plates, lamps, and clothes, but the beloved hair dryer, coffeemaker, X-Box, and many Christmas decorations, challenging the way they live everyday life and how they celebrate Christmas. Meanwhile, Tom's parents are constructing a new home, proudly using Chinese materials to build their American dream. As they decorate for Christmas for the first time and the interactions between the Xias and the Joneses intensify, Tom realizes that he's on a deeper journey to understand the complexities of his own divided loyalties between America and China
Cataloging source
lbi
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographer & co-producer, Michael Dwyer ; co-producer & editor, Juli Vizza ; co-editor, Tova Goodman ; associate producer, Katie Roper ; music written & performed by Kenneth Pattengale
Dewey number
382.0973051
Intended audience
E
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  • Dwyer, Alicia
  • Xiaa, Tom
  • Chicken & Egg Pictures (Firm)
  • Play Bigger Productions LLC
  • Independent Television Service
  • Center for Asian American Media
  • Pacific Pioneer Fund
  • Bullfrog Films
Runtime
63
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  • Consumers
  • Exports
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Documentary films
  • Arcadia (Calif.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Xmas without China, directed by Alicia Dwyer; produced by Alicia Dwyer and Tom Xiaa ; a co-production of Play Bigger Productions, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and in association with Chicken & Egg Pictures and Pacific Pioneer Fund, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • "As seen on PBS"--Container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (63 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
193777299323
Other physical details
sound, colour
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00124221
  • 813326
System details
DVD, SHD captioned, region 1
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Xmas without China, directed by Alicia Dwyer; produced by Alicia Dwyer and Tom Xiaa ; a co-production of Play Bigger Productions, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and in association with Chicken & Egg Pictures and Pacific Pioneer Fund, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • "As seen on PBS"--Container
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (63 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
193777299323
Other physical details
sound, colour
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00124221
  • 813326
System details
DVD, SHD captioned, region 1
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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