Screening of 'Complicit' documentary and panel discussion

Date & time

5.45–8.30pm Thursday 21 September 2017



China in the World, 188 Fellows Lane, The Australian National University


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Nicole Harman

Presented by Law Reform & Social Justice

Film screening
Complicit film still

Complicit is a documentary filmed under the radar over 3 years, following the journey of Yi Yeting, a Chinese migrant factory worker with work-induced leukaemia, who learns labour law in order to defend the millions of workers like him against the powerful electronics companies. Yi battles huge odds to confront corporate and government interests, whilst bringing attention to the many workers like him who had been poisoned in the process of manufacturing smartphones. The documentary raises important questions about the effect of contemporary technology on those who make them, labour rights under globalisation, and issues of exploitation and modern slavery. Yi is an inspirational figure who brings his fight from the hospital bed to Silicon Valley and the world stage.

Complicit is directed by Heather White and Lynn Zhang.

The screening of Complicit will be followed by a panel discussion on the film and the recent Parliamentary Inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia with refreshments in the foyer.

This event is organised by the Corporate Accountability Project, a part of Law Reform and Social Justice at the ANU College of Law. It is sponsored by a grant from the Student Extra-curricular Enrichment Fund by PARSA.

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