拍攝及剪接： 松原明、 佐々木有美 | 製作： video press | 語言： 日語 （中、英文字幕） | 2001 | 日本 | 100分鐘 | 彩色
4/10/2014 (六) | 2:30 pm | 唐三
19/11/2014 (三) | 7:30 pm | 香港獨立媒體
“be more human"
filmed and edited by: matsubara akira, sasaki yumi | production: video press | language: japanese (chinese and english subtitles) | 2001 | japan | 100 mins | colour
4/10/2014 (sat) | 2:30 pm | tong saam
19/11/2014 (wed) | 7:30 pm | hong kong in-meida
in the1980s, japanese government took the lead to set up regional japanese railways (j.r.), thereby divided and privatized japanese national railways (j.n.r.), which led to attack on labor unions and massive laid offs.
mass media demonized the labor movement, political parties hijacked negotiations for their own political capital, splitting of the trade union, one followed another. to fight for justice, unrelenting workers established “tosodan” (struggle groups) and self-organized for long term battles. they developed reciprocal economic activities with local communities. families of the tosodan formed support networks and pulled the workers and their families through 15 years of hardship and struggles.
privatizing public services apparently lowers operating costs, which becomes money-making businesses. such global “trends” are in fact oppressing workers! for those workers who wouldn’t betray their dignity, what is the motivations of and how to create conditions for their struggles? how could we “be more human”?