캄보디아의 프놈펜 교외 봉 톰푼 지역은 섬유산업이 번창한 곳이다. 그곳에서 의류 제조 공장의 노동자로 살아가는 티 소파닛의 이야기를 통해 현지 노동자들의 열악한 삶의 현실을 바라보고자 한다.
찬 리다Chan Lida
Red Wedding (2012)My Yesterday Night (2010) There are nearly 700 000 Cambodian young farmers left their homes villages to work in the thriving factories as cheap workforce for international textile brands. Genuine grievances on minimum wages have perennially been ignored.I had the opportunity to meet Ty Sophanith during labor protests that took place over several months in late 2013 and early 2014. Only after being wounded by police bullets during a peaceful wage-increase demonstration, Sophnaith and family agreed to testify and to be filmed to show to the world the real situation of Cambodian labors’ life.I choose to tell Sophanith’s story to humanize the issue of poor and deplorable living conditions of Cambodian textile workers. This film is, for me, a unique means to reverse the role of the victim.