The China Question (2011)
Growing up in Michigan, home of the Motor City, my parents instilled in me a strong sense of pride when it came to buying products made in the United States. We weren't alone either. I still have friends from my hometown who refuse to buy foreign-made cars because it felt like an affront to so many family members and other people in the community who worked for one of the Big Three. And on those rare, usually awkward, times when I was a teenager going shopping with my mother, I remember seeing her look at the back of the products to see where they were made, only to put the items back in disgust after seeing that they were made in China. Suffice it to say that I can relate to documentary filmmaker Brook Silva-Braga's mother, whose boycott against all Chinese-made products forms the central thesis explored in The China Question..