Labour's Battle Song (Laid-off Shinkong Textile Workers' Protest)

Labour's Battle Song (Laid-off Shinkong Textile Workers' Protest)

綠色小組Green Team
1988
  • Taiwan
50min
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Labour's Battle Song (Laid-off Shinkong Textile Workers' Protest)

Synopsis

Following the expansion of urban development, land prices in Taipei’s Shilin District soared exponentially. The Shinkong Textile plant in Shilin became the first to close down. Soon, its laid-off workers gathered for a street protest, singing popular songs with altered lyrics. As the battle wore on, they began a long-term protest in front of the Shinkong headquarters lasting for 76 days.