The Protest

FILM INFO

Original Title

那一個晚上

Year

2021

Film Status

Duration

25 min

THEME / GENRE

HISTORY / LABOR

Director

HSU Hui-ju

Producer

HSU Hui-ju

Cast

Production Company

HardGoodLife Film Productions

Festivals & Awards

Sales
Festival Screening

Participation Goal

2021 Kaohsiung Film Festival

The story is about the most internationally-acclaimed and most influential case of foreign labor resistance in Taiwan.

The Kaohsiung MRT foreign workers scandal that occurred on August 21th, 2005, is the most internationally-acclaimed and most influential case of foreign labor resistance since Taiwan began to hire foreign workers. Thai workers hired for the job rioted to protest bad working conditions. On the night of the incident, the Thai workers claimed that an administrator had beaten three of them with electric shock rods, provoking more than 1,700 angry Thai workers to burn down the management center and destroy a dormitory still under construction. But when we interviewed several Thai workers in Taiwan 15 years later, none of them knew about the incident…

SALES CONTACT

Company

Kaohsiung Film Archive

Contact

SHIH Yu-hua

Email

[email protected]

Tel

+886 7 551 1211 #3071

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