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COMPLICIT (Documentary Screening)

COMPLICIT (Documentary Screening) Dates / Times 2018-01-31 to 2018-01-31 (19:00 to 21:00) Organization Movies That Matter Type Single Day Community 410 University Court NWCalgary, ABT2N 1N4 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. [Synopsys from Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2017] A film by Heather White and Lynn Zhang. 30 minutes of Q&A via Skype with director Heather White to follow the screening. All seating is first come, first served. Please arrive early. Free for students with ID and community by donation ($5.00 – $10.00 suggested) All proceeds go towards the Campus Food Bank. . Event Details. Location: 410 University Court NW, Calgary