Thursday, April 12, 2007


I can highly recommend the film Ghosts, which I saw last night. It will be shown on Britain's digital television station More 4 next Wednesday, but is also being shown at selected cinemas around the country now.
It tells the story of a young mother Ai Qin, and her journey from rural poverty in Fujian Province, China to an even more dreadful poverty in twenty first century Britain.
The film highlights the terrible tragedy in Morecambe Bay, where 23 Chinese cockle pickers were drowned on 5 February 2004.
A lot of questions are raised by this film, which is an both attack on the failure by governments to control our borders, and the sheer inhumanity of our modern societies.
I also don't think anyone could ever eat a piece of supermarket chicken after seeing this film.


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