Friday March 14-San Francisco
See China Blue – Amazing Documentary of a Chinese Blue Jeans Factory
Support the April US Speaking Tour of the
Hong Kong Dockers
Micha Peled’s China Blue (2005) is a heartbreaking, truly unforgettable cinéma-vérité stay with two teenage girls employed in a Chinese blue-jean factory where seventeen-hour days are normal, toiling seven days a week is normal, being fined several days’ salary for leaving the factory dormitory and visiting the
town is normal, and not getting paid at all is normal. Peled, an Israeli who lives in San Francisco, spent several months with the two girls, even filming the day that the factory workers threatened to strike (illegal in China) after no one had been paid a cent in months. Walmart got its jeans. The workers got their tiny salaries.
All donations will be used for the April US Speaking Tour of Loy Wong and Stephan Chan, two leaders of the Hong Kong Dockers 2013 strike against starvation wages and brutal working conditions. The Dockers work 12 and 24 hour shifts in container cranes without meal breaks or access to a bathroom.
Friday March 14 – 7-9 PM
Redstone Bldg in San Francisco
2940-16 St (at South Van Ness) Room 302
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San Francisco Public School