A rare knock on Nomadland, Chloe Zhao’s multiple-Oscar-winning exploration of the lives of those forced into a wandering existence on the fringes of American society, concerns its sunny depiction of life at an Amazon fulfilment centre.
The company’s seasonal work programme is featured a few minutes into the film, which has just dropped on Disney Plus in the UK. It is shown as providing the mostly elderly nomads with a place to stay, the companionship of smiling colleagues, and work that Frances McDormand’s character Fern says she likes – not to mention “great money”.
Small wonder that the monster truck of the corporate world allowed the cameras in.
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