China Blue (2005)
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Take a trip to the place where blue jeans are born in this revealing, clandestinely shot documentary from filmmaker Micha Peled, exploring the plight of South China factory workers struggling to balance Western demands with shrinking wages. Though at first 16-year-old Jasmine is excited to be working alongside her family as a thread-cutter at the Lifeng Factory in Shaxi, South China, her initial enthusiasm is soon squelched by 16-hour work days and payment that makes minimum wage look like a
Sep 12, 2005 Wide
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Though its dissection of globalization is sobering and sharp-tongued in places, the film's approach is ultimately more diary than diatribe, centered on the kind of girls who would rather dance than despair.
After watching the eye-opening documentary China Blue, you're likely to think twice the next time you want to buy a pair of jeans. At the very least, your conscience will bother you knowing that the garments were made at sweatshops in China.
A heartbreaking and meticulous documentary about life inside a blue-jeans factory in China, reveals more than we may care to know about the provenance of our most beloved item of clothing.
... China Blue feels stage-managed at times, but the conditions of this 750-person factory are heartbreaking ...
The most heartbreaking, moving film in theaters right now is not Babel, Letters From Iwo Jima or Little Children. It is China Blue, a documentary about sweatshop workers at a denim factory.
Globalization is here to stay, and it presents us with yet another set of problems that we must address. China Blue does not offer solutions, but it might help get us to stop ignoring the problems. It is the little elephant that roared.
in the same category as Riis' "How the Other Half Lives" and other scathing exposes from America's own less than noble economic past. Patently angry, but never strident, this film is as intelligent as it is jarring
Just the latest in an invaluable string of eye-opening documentaries designed to make Westerners face the fact that their relatively high standard of living comes at the expense of impoverished, indigenous peoples of the Third World.
A must-see--if not by the average consumer, then by politicians and U.N. officials.
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