China Blue

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China Blue
China Blue FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Micha X. Peled
Produced by Micha X. Peled
Cinematography Micha X. Peled
Edited by Manuel Tsingaris
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States

China Blue is a 2005 documentary film directed by Micha Peled.[1] It follows the life of Jasmine Li, a young seventeen-year-old worker from Sichuan province, in a Chinese jeans factory, Lifeng Clothes Factory (丽锋服饰制衣有限公司) in Shaxi, Guangdong [2] producing Vigaze Jeans (a company based in Istanbul, Turkey [3]), hence the title. Jasmine earned about half a yuan for one hour's work (which amounted to about six US cents).[4]

The documentary discusses both the sweatshop conditions in factories in China and the growing importance of China as an exporting country on a global scale.

At the 2005 Amnesty International film festival, it won the Amnesty International-DOEN Award. In April 2007 China Blue aired on the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens.


  1. ^ About Teddy Bear Films
  2. ^ Lifeng Clothes Company:
    • Lifeng Factory (in English) (archived copy 2003)
    • (in English) (archived copy 2007)
  3. ^ Vigaze Jeans website Archived May 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ China Blue film - Independent Lens website

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