Inside the World's Largest Wholesale Market

China's Yiwu Markets are the largest of their kind in the world. This observational documentary offers a glimpse of what life is like for the vendors who sell clocks, Christmas lights, and everything in between. “The markets have their own routines and rhythms, where the space—sprawling across five miles—operates according to the fluctuating demands of the global economy” says Commodity City's filmmaker Jessica Kingdon.

See more from producer Kira Simon-Kennedy.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

Inside the World's Largest Wholesale Market

China's Yiwu Markets are the largest of their kind in the world. This observational documentary offers a glimpse of what life is like for the vendors who sell clocks, Christmas lights, and everything in between. “The markets have their own routines and rhythms, where the space—sprawling across five miles—operates according to the fluctuating demands of the global economy” says Commodity City's filmmaker Jessica Kingdon.

See more from producer Kira Simon-Kennedy.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.