This observational documentary explores the daily lives of vendors who work in the largest market in the world. Directed by Jessica Kingdon, “Commodity City” artfully explores the 5-mile long Yiwu Market in China, with a series of locked-off shots of its salespeople enveloped by their own wares. Stationed in small pod stores, we watch as they pass the time between busy work and attending to the occasional customer. Though we’re focused largely on the spaces and their ambience, we also find small moments of tension between the salespeople and their families (a little girl pulls a stool from underneath her brother, causing a crying fit, while a animatronic dinosaur strides toward them), or in behind-the-scenes business negotiations. Filled to the brim with products of all colors and variety, every frame is both beautifully crafted and disturbing. It’s a hypnotic piece, laying bare the massive scale of our global consumerism — Kingdon maintains a humane approach to her documentation, choosing not to overstate what’s already clear. (11 minutes). Directed, shot and edited by Jessica Kingdon. Produced by Daniel Cooper and Kira Simon-Kennedy.