Filmmaker Micha Peled’s China Blue begins its free stream on Friday, August 12 as part of ITVS’s Indies Showcase. To kick off the online premiere, PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan will moderate a live chat on BTB on Friday at 11AM PT / 2PM ET with Peled and others, focusing the discussion on globalization and poor working conditions in China.
The documentary China Blue follows Jasmine, one of many teenagers working at a blue jeans factory, struggling to survive brutal work conditions. Shot clandestinely and without permission from Chinese authorities, China Blue takes a rare and poignant look at the individuals who toil day-to-day to make the clothes we buy. The film remains banned in China.
Watch the clip below, as filmmaker Micha Peled gives some background on China Blue.