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Shattered Dreams

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Year :
2003

Country: 

  • Taiwan
Color :
Color
Running Time :
100 min
  • 16mm
  • Society
  • Human Interest

Introduction

There are more than 150,000 migrant workers from Thailand legally hired in Taiwan. To these migrant workers, working abroad in Taiwan is a risky gamble. If things go well, they can pay back large amounts of brokerage fees and earn some money to support their families.

The three Thai workers from northeastern Thailand in this film, however, weren't so lucky. The electronic factory where they had been working was suddenly closed down. The owner of the factory simply said that he could not afford to pay the salaries of the 100 domestic workers and 100 migrant workers. After fighting futilely for their rights with other migrant and domestic workers, the Thai workers were eventually deported. Their dreams of paying back their debt or earning money to support their families were totally shattered. Would they give up their hopes in earning money from working abroad because of their bad experiences in Taiwan? This film offers an unexpected answer to this question.

Source: Taiwan Int'l Ethnographic Film Festival
http://www.tieff.sinica.edu.tw/ch/2003/part3/2003film/english-c4.html

Awards

2003 Taipei Film Festival
2003 Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival
2003 Taipei Film Festival
2003 Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival
2004 CNEX Documentary Film Festival
2004 Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF)
2004 Gwangju International Film Festival
2004 Taiwna International Documentary Festival
2004 Taipei Biennial
2004 Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF)
2004 Gwangju International Film Festival
2004 Taiwna International Documentary Festival

Team

  • Director
  • Producer
  • Producer
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