China Blue

Directed by Micha Peled

WINNER
BEST DOCUMENTARY
MAR DEL PLATA FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER
DOEN/AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM
2005
OFFICIAL SELECTION
FULL FRAME DOC FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION
TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION
HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
HONORABLE MENTION
VANCOUVER FILM FESTIVAL
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2005, 86 min

CHINA BLUE takes us on a poignant journey inside a blue-jeans factory, where the working conditions Jasmine and her teenage friends must endure are harsh beyond imagination. They are also unlawful by international standards, and tensions in the factory are running high. So when the factory owner strikes a deal with a Western client and demands around-the-clock production to meet the deadline, a confrontation becomes inevitable. Shot clandestinely in China, under difficult conditions, this is a deep-access account of what both China and the international retail companies don’t want us to see — how the clothes we buy are actually made.

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