Filmed clandestinely in China, under difficult and dangerous conditions, this is a close-up account of what international retail companies don't want us to see- how the clothes we buy are actually made. Focusing on teenage Jasmine Li, who leaves her Sichuan village for a far-away blue jeans factory, China Blue paints a nuanced, tender and ultimately moving portrait of the daily lives of the underpaid people who work long hours, seven days a week. "Mr. Peled doesn't just record the girls' indignities, he listens to their dreams." (The New York Times) Director: Micha X. Peled (US 2005) 87 min. plus discussion.