寶石微塵 Diamond and Dust
co-created: subo shum and lee wai yi / languages: mandarin chinese and cantonese, chinese and english subtitles | hong kong/2005/60min/colour
” No one harms you, it’s your own choice to come to work!” While accompanying the chinese workers who got injured due to working in poor-ventilated chinese factories, travelled a long way to come to hong kong to find their boss, but then the boss has travelled to mainland china at the same time, the officers in hong kong met the workers and said the above sentence. Upon hearing it,my jaw dropped, my heart frozen,I couldn’t help thinking: what is “choice”?
A company, registered in hong kong, set up factories in mainland china, if together with unlimited out-sourcing; a worker, injured or even injured to death, whom to chase?
Globalization, China states to be a international big factory, capital travels all around, workers shut inside walled cities, what is “choice”?
Workers produced beautiful diamond, diamond produced blossomed lungs of workers, have you ever imagined, you are like a piece of dust?
Such a piece of dust, in what ways, could retrieve the autonomy of one’s destiny?