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China Blue (2005)

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China Blue takes us inside a blue-jeans factory, where Jasmine and her friends are trying to survive a harsh working environment. When the factory owner agrees to a deal with his Western ... See full summary »

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Micha X. Peled
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Sylvain Francois Sylvain Francois ... Himself
Liu Kaiming Liu Kaiming ... Himself (as Dr. Liu Kaiming)
Guo Xi Lam Lam Guo Xi Lam Lam ... Himself - Mr. Lam
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China Blue takes us inside a blue-jeans factory, where Jasmine and her friends are trying to survive a harsh working environment. When the factory owner agrees to a deal with his Western client that forces his teenage workers to work around the clock, 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. Written by Teddy Bear Films

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Official site [Japan]

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USA

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Cantonese | English | Mandarin

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27 September 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Chiny w kolorze blue See more »

Filming Locations:

Shaxi, China

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excellent documentary of Chinese textile workers
13 October 2005 | by gilpatric10See all my reviews

I saw this documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival 2005. This is an excellent documentary portraying the lives of textile workers in China. It puts a human face on the workers who make the blue jeans we wear (hence the name "China Blue"), and makes us stop and think about the products we consume.

As a teacher, I think this documentary would work well in enlightening students on the topics of international worker exploitation and the global reach of capitalism. It brings home the ideas that our Western consumer practices actually touch the lives of individual workers in sweat shops around the world. Since the factory workers are primarily teenage girls, a student audience should easily identify with their needs and desires, hopes and dreams, and frustrations and hardships.


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