This is the second of Miche X. Peled’s globalization trilogy that dramatizes the human cost of the global assembly lines that stretch from India to China and finally to the U.S. [“Bitter Seeds” and “Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town” are the other two. ]
“China Blue” follows the cotton grown by Indian farmers to China where it is made into blue jeans in sweatshops. Shot clandestinely, this is a deep-access account of what both China and international retailers don’t want us to see –how the clothes we buy are actually made. “China Blue” is a powerful and poignant look into the harsh world of Jasmine and her young female co-workers as they struggle to survive. This moving film puts a human face on the low price goods we buy, showing us their high human cost.