2014年 第十二屆香港社會運動電影節

第十二屆香港社會運動電影節
the 12th hong kong social movement film festival
影像‧感動‧思索‧行動
movie . moved . mused . movement
https://smff2014.wordpress.com/solve-the-riddle-what-are-we-talking-about/

猜謎: 我們在說什麼?

這是個超過四十年的故事。

故事的開端,始於數個跨國政商集團成立,迫使各國緊縮財政、削減社會保障、變賣公共資產、打壓工會、搶地迫遷、將「企業謀利」奉為至高無上原則。

隨之而來,就是商廈豪宅林立,熱錢投資高速流動,工人勞而不獲,社區環境、人鄰關係遭到嚴重破壞,基層賴以為生的公共服務逐漸消失。

當然,基層不會坐以待斃,反而群起抵抗,守護自己的社區和生活,撰寫自己的歷史,並與各地基層交流,把故事說下去。

與此同時,我們又會否承擔起聆聽與訴說的責任,把各種實踐經驗、抗爭故事流傳下去?

solve the riddle: what are we talking about?

this was a story of more than 40 years.

the story began with the establishment of a few international organizations, enforcing countries to adopt fiscal austerity, cut welfare, oppress trade union, plunder lands from the poor, and most importantly, to treat “profit making” as the supreme principle.

what followed were the proliferation of shopping mall and luxury private housing, volatile flow of capitals, serious exploitation on workers, destruction of environment and communities, and the disappearance of public services upon which grass-roots relied for survival.

certainly, grass-roots would not resign themselves to oppressions and exploitations. Rather, they resist and struggle collectively for protecting their communities and lives, and they narrate their own history for telling this story continuously as well as communicating it with grass-roots in all over the world.

at the same time, would we bear the responsibility of listening and storytelling, so that experiences of alternative practices and stories of struggles can be circulated and inherited?