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Sunday, September 21 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tears and Blood Behind Made in China

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A SOS letter, not in a bottle, but in a package of Halloween decorations, that have 
travelled 5000 miles from a Chinese labor camp to the USA  drawing international attention...
In October 2012, When an American Lady Julie Keith, in Oregon, Opened a Halloween decoration box for her daughter’s birthday party, she did not realize what she was going to see would come to be known around the world. A handwritten letter from an inmate at a Chinese labor Camp fell onto her lap, it was a plea for help.If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persecution of the Chinese are forced to work are in unsafe and unhealthy conditions. Because of malnutrition, sleep deprivation and stress, detainees in labor camp often contract lice, scabies, and other ailments. Sick detainees are still forced to work. Many are not allowed to take showers for long periods of time, allowing all manner of bodily substances to come into contact with the items they manufacture. These products are then shipped all over the world.Massive cheap products made in China flood to western countries, some western companies who cannot compete go bust.This documentary is tracing back the letter and interview some former inmates from Chinese labor camp and experts to reveal products made in China exported to western country are from Chinese Labor camp and explores Chinese labor camp system and how it exploits and abuses detainees to make products. The film aims to bring public awareness.

Link to Trailer: https://vimeo.com/85392260
Runtime: 34 Minutes, 31 Seconds

Xiaomu Qiao (Producer/Director/Writer/Editor)
Narrator: Tom Ozimek
Voice Over: John Wood, Lindsay Imwold
Audio postproduction: Jose Felix Sarmiento
Julie Keith, The Oregon woman who discovered a handwritten letter describing
brutal conditions at a Chinese labor camp inside a box of Halloween decorations 
sold in an American retail chain store
Li Yong, Chinese Labor Camp Survivor
Levi Browde, Executive Director, Falun Dafa Information Center 
Ethan Gutmann, Author and Investigative journalist
Jennifer Zeng, Chinese Labor Camp Survivor, Best Selling Book Author
Henghe, China Analyst
Liuhua , Chinese Farmer, Petitioner, Chinese Labor Camp Survivor
Frederic Koller, Journalist from Le Temps, Switzerland
Scott Flipse, Foreign Policy Director, US Commission on International Religious Freedom 
Gesine Meißner, MEP, European Parliament
John Clancy, Spokesperson for EU Trade Commissioner
Sophie Liu, Chinese Labor Camp Survivor


Sunday September 21, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Historic Bay Club 1210 Fourth Street Santa Monica, CA 90401

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