The production of jeans and shirts is a prime example of globalization in the work world. But who is paying the price for the cheap goods streaming from Asia into first world markets? Shot behind factory gates, CHINA BLUE follows Jasmine Li, who left her rural home to work in a jeans factory where work conditions are in violation of international human rights standards. CHINA BLUE gives insights into the private lives of the women girls who sew our clothes, and shows the shocking reality of how the clothes we buy are actually made.
CHINA BLUE is Part 2 of Micha X. Peled's 'Globalization Trilogy'. Part 1 is STORE WARS: WHEN WAL-MART COMES TO TOWN.
Title: China Blue
Original Title: China Blue
Language versions: English-Chinese original version with German or English subtitles
Length: 88 min
Director: Micha X. Peled
Screenplay: Micha X. Peled
Cinematography: Micha X. Peled
Editing: Manuel A. Tsingaris
Sound: Song Chen
Music: Miriam Cutler
Production: Teddy Bear Films, ITVS – Independent Television Service, Micha X. Peled, Song Chen
Festivals: 2006: Green Film Festival in Seoul (South Korea); International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana (Russia); Jerusalem International Film Festival (IL); Film Festival Mill Valley (USA); CPH:dox Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival (DK); ueber arbeiten – labor, economocs globalisation film tour (GER); 2005: Toronto International Film Festival (CA); Zagrebdox (Croatia) International Documentary Film Festival; One World Human Rights Film Festival, Prague (CZ); Thessaloniki International Film Festival (GR); San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival; Bermuda International Film Festival (USA); It’s all True International Documentary Film Festival, São Paolo (BR); Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (USA), Hong Kong International Film Festival (China)
Awards: 2005: Amnesty Human Rights Award, IDFA, Amsterdam (NL); Honorable Mention, Vancouver Film Festival (CA)
Age Recommendation: 12
Supported by: Center for Asian American Media, Sundance Documentary Fund, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, IndependentLens PBS
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