FilmWorks United International Working Class Film & Video Festival
The Forgotten Space (112 mins) 2010
By Allan Sekula and Noël Burch
The Forgotten Space investigates global maritime trade. It highlights displaced farmers and villagers in Holland to underpaid truck drivers in Los Angeles to Filipino maids in China. Sekula and Burch offer a sobering portrait of workers’ conditions, the inhuman scale of sea trade and the secret lives of port cities. http://www.theforgottenspace.net/static/home.html
Fly to Transcend By Tu Qiao (90 min) China
The story of Tian Yu, one of the survivors of the shocking “13 Jump” suicides at Foxconn which is the primary manufacturer of Apple products. The documentary reflects on the background and deeper causes of the tragedy from the perspective of international relations, globalization, local government and internal enterprise management. After three years of silence, Tian Yu, finally shares his experiences in being involve in this dramatic event. The film includes the views of both academic and media experts.
See also: http://www.laborfest.net/2014/2014schedule.htm