Complicit

Showings

Roxie TheatreTue, Jun 5 7:15 PM Buy Tickets  
 
New People CinemaSat, Jun 9 7:00 PM Buy Tickets  
 
Film Info
Director:Heather White
Lynn Zhang
Film Category:Asia
Tech
Cancer
Running Time:90 min.
Country:China
Hong Kong
USA
Year of Release:2018
Premiere:Bay Area Premiere

Description

Complicit was filmed over 3 years in China’s electronics zones Shenzhen and Guangzhou with unique access to the factory floors.

Yi Yeting is struggling to survive occupational leukemia and helping other workers poisoned by assembling smart phones. Against huge odds Yi directly confronts corporate and government interests while empowering and inspiring the people around him. He brings his fight against Benzene from his hospital bed to Silicon Valley.

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 battling his own work-induced leukemia, Yi Yeting teaches himself labour law in order to prepare a legal challenge against his former employers.

Benzene and other chemicals dangerous to human health remain a toxic and unwelcome component of the smart phone manufacturing process. Complicit follows Yi Yeting who is struggling to survive occupational leukemia and trying to help other workers poisoned by assembling smart phones. Filmed over 3 years in China’s electronics zones Shenzhen and Guangzhou with unique access to the factory floors this powerful documentary tells the stories of workers who have been poisoned making the devices we can't live without.