Friday, April 21, 2006
Indymedia Film Night
IMC Ireland in assiociation SIPTU are holding a cinema nite on Thursday the 27th of April at the Liberty Hall Dublin. Starting at 7pm Revolt Video will start the night with short film about the anti war protests around the 1916 commeration follwed by the feature "Friend or Foe".
Friend or Foe documents the bitter struggle of contracted workers at KT (Korean Telecommunication) against globalisation. Under the imperatives of structural adjustment, KT forced workers to work under "non-regular" contracts at lower pay, heightened job insecurity and limited legal protection vis-à-vis regularly employed workers. When the company announced its new "downsizing" plan in 2000, they fired 7,000 contract workers. The targeted workers launched a new union and waged a bitter struggle. Friend or Foe exposes the serious situation imposed by globalisation on workers compelled to accept temporary status and provides critical analysis of the weaknesses of the current labour movement. Directed by award-winning female director Jiyoung Lee, who won the Best Documentary prize at the 2002 Pusan International Film Festival.