China Blue

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China Blue
China Blue FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed byMicha X. Peled
Produced byMicha X. Peled
CinematographyMicha X. Peled
Edited byManuel Tsingaris
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited 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:
  3. ^ Vigaze Jeans website Archived May 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ China Blue film - Independent Lens website

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