Directed by HEATHER WHITE AND LYNN ZHANG
HEATHER WHITE AND LYNN ZHANG
USA / CHINA
Chinese with English subtitles
ABOUT THE FILM
While people in the West use smartphones to live healthier, happier lives, the construction of such devices has horrific health effects on the people who actually make them. Complicit shines a light on this dark irony. What are the human costs? Arriving young and healthy from the Chinese countryside, they labour long hours in dangerous conditions. Complicit is proving to be a powerful documentary in the effort to persuade technology companies to end their use of life threatening chemicals in production. Workers in Asia – most of them in their late teens and early 20’s – are literally dying in making your smartphones.