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Complicit

United States, China, Hong Kong | 2017 | 90 min | Chinese | Heather White

Shot over 2½ years beneath the radar of the Chinese government, Complicit exposes the human costs of global outsourcing through the lives of a group of young factory workers poisoned while making devices for smartphone brands Apple, Nokia and Samsung.

Yi Yeting, a benzene victim turned activist, has taught himself labour law in order to help fellow victims.

He discovers two dozen leukaemia cases among Foxconn workers making Apple products (China’s largest supplier of electronic devices) and vows to educate them and their families, empowering them to fight back.

With unprecedented access and undercover footage, Complicit offers a rare, intimate glimpse into the daily existence of a group of teenagers who are paying with their health and lives to make the devices we can’t live without.

— DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Canada, Women in Film Award

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