China Blue

from Multimedia Library Collection:
Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

Peled, Micha. China Blue. San Francisco: Teddy Bear Films, 2005. 35 mm, 86 min.

Shot clandestinely in China, under difficult conditions, this is a deep-access account of what both China and the international retail companies don’t want us to see—how the clothes we buy are actually made. China Blue takes us inside a blue-jeans factory, where two teenage girls, Jasmine and Orchid, are trying to survive the harsh working environment. But when the factory owner agrees to a deal with his Western client that forces his teenage workers to work around the clock, a confrontation becomes inevitable. (Source: Official Film Website)

© 2005 Teddy Bear Films. Trailer used with permission.

This film is available at the Rachel Carson Center Library (RCC, 4th floor, Leopoldstrasse 11a, 80802 Munich) for on-site viewing only. For more information, please contact

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Further readings: 
  • Chang, Leslie T. Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China. New York City: Spiegel & Grau, 2009.