Reel Asian is very proud to co-present with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival for the film COMPLICIT. Shot below the radar, this doc follows the journey of Chinese Foxconn factory migrant worker-turned-activist Yi Yeting, who takes his fight against the global electronic industry from his hospital bed to the international stage.
Thursday March 30th • 6:30PM • TIFF Bell Lightbox
(350 King Street West)
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Director: Heather White and Lynn Zhang
China / Hong Kong / USA / Netherlands • Mandarin and English with English Subtitles • Trailer
SYNOPSIS: Shot below the radar, Complicit follows the journey of Chinese factory migrant worker-turned-activist Yi Yeting, who takes his fight against the global electronic industry from his hospital bed to the international stage. While struggling to survive his own work-induced leukaemia, Yi Yeting teaches himself labour law in order to prepare a legal challenge against his former employers. But the struggle to defend the lives of millions of Chinese people from becoming terminally ill due to working conditions necessitates confrontation with some of the world’s largest brands including Apple and Samsung. Unfortunately, neither powerful businesses nor the government are willing to have such scandals exposed.
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.
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