Please Give Us a Job

Direction
Year 
1997
Country
  • Taiwan
Runtime
35min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

In the 1990s, foreign migrant workers began to occupy the Taiwanese workforce under the government’s new policy. Many indigenous labourers lost their jobs and were forced to return to their homelands, squeezing out a living on odd jobs, frustrated and powerless. Please Give Us a Job records their unheard voices against a backdrop of economic growth, and observes the rivalry and tension between foreign workers and indigenous workers.

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Details

  • Original Title
    Please Give Us a Job
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    YANG Ming-hui (Umin Howa), MA Ting-yen
  • Editing
    YANG Ming-hui (Umin Howa)
  • Runtime
    35 min (31-45 min.)
  • Year
    1997
  • Country
    • Taiwan
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Taiwan International Documentary Festival

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