Heather White and Lynn ZhangChina / Hong Kong / USA / Netherlands88 minutes2017ColourMandarin
Complicit shines a disillusioning light on the human cost of electronics manufactured in China and provides a much needed call to action.
A courageous factory worker struggling with leukemia helps a group of young Chinese workers who have also been poisoned while making our favourite cell phones and electronic gadgets. Filmed over four years, this lushly photographed film takes the audience on an 8,000-mile journey to the world's electronics factory floors and the neighbourhoods and hospitals surrounding the world's largest electronics supplier, Foxconn. Complicit reveals the human costs of global outsourcing while highlighting the choices made by a group of inspired activists seeking change.