Saipan and Globalization

This is an excellent short documentary on the current economic reality facing Saipan and the effects of globalization in the CNMI. They make Saipan out to be the canary in the coal mine; a view of the dangers America is facing, namely, empty factories, ruined malls, political corruption, and human exploitation. (Also a hint of China paranoia.)

It paints a grim picture of the place I’m heading to in three short weeks, but looking beyond the doom and gloom the video makes a better introduction than some other videos I’ve seen.

(For those of you outside the US where Hulu is broken, this link should work.)


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  1. Colleen,

    So interesting!

  2. Sara,

    That was a really interesting documentary. i will be curious to hear your perspectives when you get there!