製作：影行者 + 自治8樓(學聯社會運動資源中心)，2008
聯絡：彩鳳 96240117 firstname.lastname@example.org
In August and September 2007, the metal workers strike in the construction industry captivated the city and was front page news for a good part of the 36 days in both the commercial and independent media.
Walking through the jungle of analysis, an activist stayed at the core of direct action, collecting pieces of poetry and songs from the workers that were left unnoticed. What you have in your hand is the result of this collection, ‘Cultural Action — Support the Bar Bending Guys’.
The collection includes ‘Iron Born Roses’, a documentary on the strike, MTV and karaoke based on the workers’ songs and poems, as well as the songs, poems, paintings and photos from the supporters. It brings us into the workers’ vantage points expressed in their own way. Just as one of the striking workers, nicknamed ‘4-Eye Ming’, said so clearly, “I don’t know how to express myself. I can only sing this song.” Using the melody of Hakka mountain song, he strips off the masks worn by the capitalists, and reveals the lies and hype about development.
It also shows the many different types of people supporting the strikers, who using video cameras, paint brushes, still cameras and guitars and drums of all sizes, record the event, debating and criticizing it as well as encouraging the workers. All are trying to provide another bridge for understanding and communication.
All proceeds from the sale will therefore go to the Solidarity Fund for the Bar Bending Workers.
V-Artivist + Autonomous 8/F (Social Movement Resources Center), 2008
彩鳳(Choi Fung) 96240117 email@example.com