“Maris Gillette's film, BROKEN POTS BROKEN DREAMS, tells an amazingly powerful story about China's porcelain industry and its links to national politics, globalization, and the logic of neoliberalism. This hypnotic film deals with such weighty and abstract thems by focusing on people's everyday lives, exposing their structural vulnerabilites, and listening to their nostalgic memories about porcelain's prestigious past. A masterful piece of storytelling, BROKEN POTS BROKEN DREAMS is an example of visual anthropology at its most poignant.”

–John Jackson, Richard Perry University Professor of Communications and Anthropology, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania