Review: In 'Bitter Money,' Documenting China's Textile Boom - New York Times

For viewers unfamiliar with the rewardingly arduous documentaries of the Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing, “Bitter Money” won’t be the easiest place to start. A determined, mostly unobtrusive observer of China’s dispossessed, Mr. Wang works in a demanding mode of vérité, allowing scenes to play out at length and providing little in the way of exposition.

His extreme running times often pay dividends. It’s hard to describe the feeling of relief when, after three hours of the nearly...