China Blue

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Guo Xi Lam owns a blue jeans manufacturing plant in the southern Chinese city of Shaxi, known for its large number of clothing factories. This documentary examines the factory's harsh conditions, in which workers are paid as little as 6 cents an hour for shifts that can last up to 20 hours. Here, 15-year-old Jasmine begins working to send money home to her family but quickly grows tired and sick. Meanwhile, Lam proves to be a bad boss, endlessly delaying paying his workers.

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Miriam Cutler
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Micha X. Peled
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Manuel Tsingaris
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Critic Reviews for China Blue

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (15)

  • 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.

    March 8, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Heartbreaking yet boldly essential documentary.

    January 26, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    January 26, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    January 26, 2007 | Rating: 5/5
  • ... China Blue feels stage-managed at times, but the conditions of this 750-person factory are heartbreaking ...

    January 24, 2007
  • 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.

    January 19, 2007 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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