Iris, in her early twenties and the latter stages of pregnancy, sits in an anonymous high-rise building in the metropolis of Shanghai. Her husband Mark is far away in Ningbo, a dusty textile moloch with four million inhabitants. He is trying to establish himself there in his father‘s textile factory. Iris and Mark are not adventurers. Security is important to them, they both have a university degree. They have emigrated to China, because they believe they have no prospects in Germany, despite their education. As a new type of guest-workers, the two of them are part of a stream of emigration from Western to the Asian world.

Arbeitswelten | Working Worlds 2007
Sandra Jakisch
Germany 2006
60 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Sandra Jakisch
Cinematography Sandra Jakisch
Editing Catrin Vogt
Music Ilja Pollach
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