Even if you aren't wearing something now that was made in China, something in your closet probably was. This documentary introduces you to some of the women who make clothes and the conditions they work under.
Actually, many aren't even women. Some are as young as 14 and work up to 20 hours a day with no overtime. For about 6 cents an hour.
Bay area filmmaker (and former Media Alliance exec director) Micha Peled is able to show a story few people have seen before.
He became interested in how our clothes when they made the website for his previous documentary, Chain Wars - When Wal-Mart Comes to Town.
He made the film illegally in China. And if you watch it, you can see why they don't want films like this made.
One former factory supervisor describes how they were warned when there would be an inspection. A worker describes how there are two sets of timecards. One for when there is an inspection. The other for their real wages.
An interview (mp3) with Peled from Your Call Radio.
Also on PBS tonight is So Much, So Fast (on KQED at 9 pm).
Originally posted on tigerbeat.vox.com