Wednesday 23 July 2008

Something Blue in China

The Cairns Amnesty International group is showing a film for Peace Week 2008.

You can see China Blue which depicts the sweat-shop labour in a denim factory. Workers live crowded together in cement factory dormitories where water has to be carried upstairs in buckets. Meals and rent are deducted from their wages, of less than $1 a day. They literally work around the clock to supply Western retailers with an endless supply of “essential” fashion items .

China Blue takes viewers inside a jeans factory in southern China, where teenage workers struggle to survive harsh conditions. With perspectives from top and bottom levels of the factory’s hierarchy, the film looks at complex issues of globalization from the human level.
This gripping doco will screen at the Cairns TAFE Theatre, Eureka Street, Manunda this Saturday 26 July at 3pm.

All welcome. Entry by donation. Free wine & cheese and fair trade goodies to buy. Email Janet Walder or telephone 4053 3426 for more info.

See you all there! (Suggest you don't wear blue jeans, ok?)

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