The Resource Xmas without China, director & producer, Alicia Dwyer ; producer, Tom Xia ; a co-production of Dwyers & Xia, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) ; Chicken & Egg Pictures ; Veracity Productions

Xmas without China, director & producer, Alicia Dwyer ; producer, Tom Xia ; a co-production of Dwyers & Xia, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) ; Chicken & Egg Pictures ; Veracity Productions

Label
Xmas without China
Title
Xmas without China
Statement of responsibility
director & producer, Alicia Dwyer ; producer, Tom Xia ; a co-production of Dwyers & Xia, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) ; Chicken & Egg Pictures ; Veracity Productions
Title variation
Christmas without China
Contributor
Composer
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
  • 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
HDC
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
382.09151
Intended audience
Rating: Unrated
Language note
Closed-captioned in English and Chinese with English subtitles. English SDH captions
LC call number
HF3128
LC item number
.X53 2013
PerformerNote
Featuring Tom Xia
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dwyer, Alicia
  • Xia, Tom
  • Vizza, Juli
  • Pattengale, Kenneth
  • Dwyers & Xia (Firm)
  • Independent Television Service
  • Center for Asian American Media
  • Chicken & Egg Pictures (Firm)
  • Veracity Productions (Firm)
  • Bullfrog Films
Runtime
63
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Consumers
  • Exports
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Chinese Americans
  • Christmas
  • Arcadia (Calif.)
  • Chinese Americans
  • Christmas
  • Consumers
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Exports
  • Globalization
  • Globalization
  • Manners and customs
  • California
  • China
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Xmas without China, director & producer, Alicia Dwyer ; producer, Tom Xia ; a co-production of Dwyers & Xia, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) ; Chicken & Egg Pictures ; Veracity Productions
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally produced in 2013
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bad news about China -- Tom challenges neighbors -- Tom's introduction -- The Jones family accepts challenge -- Removing everything "Made in China" -- Western culture and the Xia family -- Cookie party at the Joneses -- American citizenship -- Joneses make Xmas lights without China -- The Xias plan for Xmas -- Xmas shopping -- Tom plays poker with friends -- Jones Xmas song -- Tom's apology -- PRC 60th Anniversary celebration -- Xmas preparations -- Tom attends church with Evelyn -- Tim and the XBox -- Tom calls grandpa -- Acupuncture -- Xmas Eve -- Xmas Day -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn867637185
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (63 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)867637185
System details
DVD; region 1
Terms governing use
Includes public performance rights.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Xmas without China, director & producer, Alicia Dwyer ; producer, Tom Xia ; a co-production of Dwyers & Xia, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) ; Chicken & Egg Pictures ; Veracity Productions
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally produced in 2013
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bad news about China -- Tom challenges neighbors -- Tom's introduction -- The Jones family accepts challenge -- Removing everything "Made in China" -- Western culture and the Xia family -- Cookie party at the Joneses -- American citizenship -- Joneses make Xmas lights without China -- The Xias plan for Xmas -- Xmas shopping -- Tom plays poker with friends -- Jones Xmas song -- Tom's apology -- PRC 60th Anniversary celebration -- Xmas preparations -- Tom attends church with Evelyn -- Tim and the XBox -- Tom calls grandpa -- Acupuncture -- Xmas Eve -- Xmas Day -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn867637185
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (63 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)867637185
System details
DVD; region 1
Terms governing use
Includes public performance rights.
Video recording format
DVD

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