Complicit (formerly Who Pays the Price)

Dir. Heather White

Dir. Lynn Zhang

Status: COMPLETED
2017

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Director Heather White
Director Lynn Zhang
Completed 2017 Runtime 90


SYNOPSIS

Shot below the radar, COMPLICIT follows the journey of Chinese Foxconn 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 struggling to survive his own work-induced leukaemia, Yi Yeting teaches himself labour law in order to prepare a legal challenge against his former employers.



Wanting to help others, he volunteers at a non-profit that assists workers with occupational illness and injuries, eventually discovering dozens of workers poisoned while making smartphones in the neighborhood surrounding Apple╩╝s main supplier Foxconn. Powerful forces are unleashed as he confronts local factories, putting his own safety at risk.