工傷轟拍｜occupational injuries home videos
public space in sham shui po
association for the rights of industrial accident victims
hong kong women workers’ association
導演：林聰明 林淑真 賴宇泰 羅茂盛 利梅菊｜製作：工作傷害受害人協會（工傷協會）｜國語及閩南話（中文字幕）｜2009｜台灣｜60分鐘｜彩色
directors: lin tsung ming, lin shu jhen, lai yu tai, loh mao shen, li mei jyu | production: taiwan association for victims of occupational injuries (tavoi) | mandarin / hokkien dialect of southern min (with chinese subtitles) | 2009 | taiwan | 60 min | color
one occupational injury, is enough to change the whole life of the injured worker and
her/his family. however, such real and important impact of their lives thereafter are always forgotten by the mainstream media, for them being developed in an extended timespan and seems ordinary and trivial. how is it like to struggle to live with an injured body? how is it like to live a life while struggling for a long time to demand for justice for the deceased? all these stories, could they be told without interpretation by the others?
taiwan association for victims of occupational injuries (tavoi) collaborated with chen su-xiang (a workers’ movement activist who is well experienced in participating workers’ creative works) and team, to hold an experimental workshop for workers and their families who suffered from occupational injuries. the participants filmed five short documentary videos to form a series of “occupational injuries home videos". tavoi continuously using photography, video making, painting, drama, ect. as the method of creative work collaboration to express collective experiences. this echo what chen su-xiang and taiwan international workers association (tiwa) have emphasized, home videos of workers bears the “aesthetics of fighting as a team" . if you want to know what is the “aesthetics of fighting as a team". you cannot miss this!
[besides the screening, there would be a mini-exhibition of the collaborative art works from the workers’ creativities workshop co-organised by the association for the rights of industrial accidental victims (ariav) and v-artivist, which include photographic works and light clay sculptures]