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1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
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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Director: Micha X. Peled

Genres: Documentary

China Blue (2005)

Release Date: April 3rd, 2006|1 hr. 26 min.

critic reviews (7)
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  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The most heartbreaking, moving film in theaters right now. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Peled was harassed at every turn by Chinese officials, but he managed to get this shocking film made. That's just one reason China Blue is worthy of praise. show more

  • 75
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    A poignant, all-too-common tale of casual abuse in a workplace that is candidly labeled "better than most." show more

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