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August 27, 2008

China Blue - October 11 at 7 pm

The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, October 11
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

Directed by Micha X. Peled; China, 2005; 88 minutes (in English and Chinese with English subtitles)

Like no other film before, China Blue is a powerful and poignant journey into the harsh world of sweatshop workers.

Shot clandestinely, this is a deep-access account of what both China and the international retailers don't want us to see: how the clothes we buy are actually made. Following a pair of denim jeans from birth to sale, China Blue links the power of the U.S. consumer market to the daily lives of a Chinese factory owner and two teenaged female factory workers.

Filmed both in the factory and in the workers' faraway village, this documentary provides a rare, human glimpse at China's rapid transformation into a free market society.

"China Blue is more than an exercise in cinematic activism...the film develops a natural dramatic structure that's profoundly affecting. Mr. Peled doesn't just record the girl's indiginities, he listens to their dreams...China Blue examines the polight of the world's largest pool of cheap labor and traces its exploitation to a retail outlet near you." THE NEW YORK TIMES

Posted by moyera at August 27, 2008 04:44 PM