Directed by Micha Peled
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January 18-24, 2007
January 19 - February 1, 2007
January 19 - 25, 2007
January 26 - February 1, 2007
Dir. Micha Peled in Person 1/26 & 1/27 7 & 9pm shows
January 26-February 1, 2007
January 26-28, 2007
January 26, 2007
January 28, 2007
Dir. Micha Peled in person 2pm
February 3, 2007
February 1, 2007
February 2-8, 2007
February 16, 2007 @ 8:15pm
Museum of Modern Art - New York, NY
February 17 & 18, 24 & 26, March 3, 4, 2007
February 25 & 28, 2007
March 2-7, 2007
Director Micha X. Peled in person March 5
March 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 24 2007
Museum of Fine Arts - Boston
March 15-16, 2007
Wexner Center for the Arts - Columbus, OH
March 24, 2007 8pm
March 25, 2007 5pm
Rio Theatre - Santa Cruz, CA
March 25, 2007 5pm
Capitol Theater - Olympia, WA
April 6-12, 2007
Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center - Lincoln, NE
April 14-22, 2007
Dietrich Theatre - Tunkhannock, PA
April 20-22, 2007
Pittsburgh Filmmakers - Pittsburgh, PA
April 23-26, 2007
Guild Cinema - Albuquerque, NM
July 5 , 2007
Webster University Film Series - St. Louis, MO
" a hearbreaking and meticulous documentary about life inside a blue-jeans factory."
"Eye opening........ 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."
"What stands out is the filmmaker's remarkable level of access and the complex portrait of globalization as an intractable beast that relies on consumer complicity in viewing foreign laborers as subhuman. Buy American. "
"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...This is an unforgettable film."
"The film is a unflinching indictment of globalization and the unfettered consumerism that fuels it. The cheap clothes we wear come at a high price, for real people."
"No, this isn't softcore for Asiaphiles. Ducking Chinese government watchdogs (who tried to shut him down several times), Bay Area documentarian Micha X. Peled got unprecendented access to a blue jeans factory in the southern garment-manufacturing city Shaxi thanks to its proud owner, who no doubt has come to regret his decision...It's a verite portrait of adolescents who are instantly recognizable, though their sweatshop environs strike us as nearly unendurable."
"Compelling...gives the phrase "sweatshop" a whole different perspective."
"surprisingly fair-minded....it gives its heart and soul to the girls."
"Heartbreaking yet boldly essential...fairly balanced and richly human."
"Commendable in its fair depiction of the problems faced by the textile industry."
"A shocking experience."
"Peled’s film is a must-see—if not by the average consumer, then by politicians and U.N. officials."
"There's a terrible irony, then, to the designer jeans uniformly worn by teenage laborers featured in CHINA BLUE, Micha X. Peled's meticulously livid expose of a sweatshop in Southern China."
"The Best Documentary of Toronto 2005 Micha Peled’s China Blue, a heartbreaking, truly unforgettable cinéma-vérité"
"Pic's degree of access and intimacy is surprising, even more so when closing intertitles reveal Chinese authorities did try to shut down the filmmakers several times.... engaging in character and narrative terms... much of China Blue is charming, because its subjects are... Micha Peled's docu China Blue makes a stronger case against worker exploitation than any news item could..."
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