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Behind the Smile

  • Runtime: 46 min.


As Asian countries become more industrialized, the bulk of the workforce at the bottom of the pay scale comes from young, rural-born women. Because of their poverty, they must work to help support their families, with most of their paycheck going for that purpose. Behind the Smile looks at several of these workers, who must toil under conditions that are barely tolerable, for wages that are appallingly low. The success of their country's industry would not be possible without their contributions, yet...more