520 Event

520 Event

第三映像工作室The Third Video
1998
  • Taiwan
20min
Colour
  • Betacam SP

520 Event

Synopsis

In the 520 event, 5000 farmers marched on government office in order to propose their 7 requests - farmers’ health insurance, the promise of the rice price guarantees, and the release of farmland sale, etc. Their actions have become the most radical since 1979. Like urban-guerrilla warfare, the violence between the storm department and the farmers continued into the night, with students and civilians coming out in sympathy with the farmers. With the encouragement of the social movement of workers, the farmers self-help event was enlarged into a big democratic movement.

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