Post Discussion Screening with Michael Rosen, Milwaukee Area Technical College, President, AFT Local 212/MATC
90 min| NR | DCP | Dir. Heather White and Lynn Zhang
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. 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.
“Complicit is a fantastic film! Clear storytelling, compelling characters - the way the authorities crack down is very typical of China’s government’s perverse response to activism”. - Maya Wang, China researcher, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch
All free events sponsored by WUD Film Committee are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.