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We the Workers Wen Hai

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Xiongnian zhipan

From 2009 to 2015, filmmaker Huang Wenhai (who’s also worked as Wang Bing’s DOP) followed a group of workers and activists at Southern China’s giant metal factories. Alternating between close-quarter meetings, dangerous and heavily repressed acts of rebellion and unforgettable scenes of factory work, We the Workers gives us an unprecedented look at the long-term fight to help create a collective awareness surrounding work conditions in China. The filmmaker – and his protagonists – ran serious risks to give millions of nameless workers a face, making a film of perseverance and sacrifice. This is an extremely important film and a just portrayal of working conditions in contemporary China. It is also an astonishing epic about justice and resistance. (GB)

Presented in collaboration with CSN

We the Workers

  • Country : Hong Kong, China
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : English, Mandarin
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 174 MIN
  • Cinematography : Wen Hai, Jack Huang
  • Editing : Jack Huang
  • Production : Zeng Jinyan
  • Music : Robert Ellis-Geiger
  • Sound Design : Charles Chan
Filmography of Wen Hai :

In the Military Training Camp (2002)
Floating Dust (2003)
Dream Walking (2005)
We (2008)
Reconstructing Faith (2010)

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