A Decent Factory (2005)

Decent Factory
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 19mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Hanna Kaskinen Actor Herself 1 1000001
Louise Jamison Actor Herself 1 1000002
Thomas Balmès Director n/a 2 2000001
Thomas Balmès Producer n/a 3 3000001
Kaarle Aho Producer n/a 3 3000002
Thomas Balmès Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Thomas Balmès Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Catherine Gouze Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mervi Junkkonen Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Pirkko Tiiknen Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Tuomas Klaavo Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Synopsis
The Nokia Corporation is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones. Based in Finland, it employs approximately 50,000 people in more than 50 countries throughout the world. But is Nokia worried about the working conditions of thousands of young Chinese women employed by their suppliers to manufacture all those little bitty parts that go into your cell phone? Or is Nokia more concerned that you might hold them to account if you knew that their workers earn less than the Chinese minimum wage? This investigation explores the cultural divide (Chinese workers, British managers, Finnish executives) and the even more dramatic gender divide (women workers and investigators, male managers and executives) that go a long way toward explaining why the investigators' recommendation that opens buckets of toxic chemicals not be stored where the workers take their tea is met with this response: "Ok, take them into the kitchen!"