勞工自拍:全球化地境 the globalization tapes

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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

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印尼西面,蘇門答臘島,一群勞工說各自的經歷。然而他們說,「我們的故事,或者就是全球化的故事。」

全球化可以指:消除疆界,加強國與國之間的流動。1964年,植物油是不少產品的成份,而蘇門答臘善於種稙棕櫚樹,則是生產植物油的重要原材料。於是從那時起,蘇門答臘大量種植並出口棕櫚樹,出口量大增,滿足國內就業需要;其他國家的植物油產品如雪糕、唇膏等,因成本下降,價格變得便宜。

然後我們看到:當地老人沒有工作機會,晚年保障幾近沒有;父子伐木一天,工資不足兩美元;女工長期接觸毒性強的化學物,連基本的防護裝備也沒有。另一方面,當地農民敵不過入口農作物的競爭時,國際會議卻要求印尼進一步開放市場……

全球化下的今日,這部紀錄片的勞工斬截地說:的確有個大而熱鬧的世界,但裏面沒有他們。

那麼,香港呢?那個大而熱鬧的世界裏,又有沒有我們?或者反過來說,那個老無所依、剝削勞工的印尼,是不是另一個香港?我們會不會看到自己和今天被鼓勵攻擊的各個群體,新移民,外傭,被迫遷者,之間的連結?


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

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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?

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