Okja: Green Drinks September Film Screening
- 14-09-2017 19:00 - 21:00
- Haworth Furniture, Shanghai
At Green Initiatives' 81st film screening and the 9th anniversary of the Global Financial Crisis, we are screening OKJA, a film about corporate greed, GMOs, animal agriculture, and how one girl's affection for her 'pet' takes her to another part of the world to rescue him from the hands of a giant multinational.
According to The Guardian, "Okja uses the trappings of sci-fi fantasy to ask uncomfortably down-to-earth questions about where our food comes from, exposing the savage teeth of consumerism behind the friendly smile of corporate capitalism."
Film screening will be followed by a short discussion. Film comes with Chinese subtitles. Light snacks and beverages will be served to our attendees.
For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja – a massive animal and an even bigger friend – at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend.
With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja…while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.
Deftly blending genres, humor, poignancy and drama, the director begins with the gentlest of premises-the bond between man and animal-and ultimately creates a distinct and layered vision of the world that addresses the animal inside us all.