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導演：anar, basir, christine cynn, erman, hayati, jumiati, karman, kirman, mirza, misnan, muntoha, joshua oppenheimer｜製作：christine cynn, joshua oppenheimer, the independent plantation workers’ union of sumatra(perbbuni), the international union of food, agriculture, hotel, restaurant, catering, tobacco, and allied workers’ association(i.u.f.) , the vision macchine film project｜印尼國語（中英文字幕）｜2003｜印尼 蘇門答臘｜70分鐘
29/10（四）7:30pm 九龍佑寧堂 kuc space 01/11（日）4:30pm 深水埗公共空間 24/11（二）7:30pm 嶺南大學 康樂樓二樓空地
directors: anar, basir, christine cynn, erman, hayati, jumiati, karman, kirman, mirza, misnan, muntoha, joshua oppenheimer｜produced by: christine cynn, joshua oppenheimer, the independent plantation workers’ union of sumatra(perbbuni), the international union of food, agriculture, hotel, restaurant, catering, tobacco, and allied workers’ association(i.u.f.) , the vision macchine film project｜bahasa indonesia (with chinese and english subtitles)｜2003｜indonesia sumatra｜70mins.
29/10 (thurs) 7:30pm kuc space, kowloon union church 01/11 (sun) 4:30pm sham shui po public space 24/11 (tues) 7:30pm common space, 2/f amenities building, lingnan university
in sumatera, west of indonesia, the labors tell their stories, “maybe our stories are also the stories of globalization".
in one sense, globalization refers to the ceasing of boundaries and enhancement of international linkages. in 1964, plant oil has become an important components to many products. sumatera island is famous for growing palm trees which provide a main source for plant oil. in such context, on the one hand, more palm trees are grown and the exportation of palm tree oil keeps increasing, leading to the increase of domestic employment. meanwhile, in the international market, the products such as ice cream and lip sticks become cheaper as the price of palm oil drops.
However, we could also find out the elderly lives an insecure life with no job opportunity, a father and son work for no more than two dollars’ a day. female workers are exposed to serious toxic chemicals without any protection. when local farmers are out-competed by imported products, the international society urges indonesia to further open its market… …
under the globalization trend, the workers filmed in this documentary said with strong determination: there is definitely a colorful world outside, but there is no room for them.
what about in hong kong? in this big and vibrant market, do we really find a space belongs to us? put it in another way, do we see a reflection of hong kong society when we are talking about the exploitation and insecure life in indonesia? do you see linkages between ourselves and those oppressed groups, such as new immigrants, migrant workers and those forced to be evicted?