Professor Chu's Summer Homework: The Struggle of Women Workers at Ban-Chiao Clothing Factory

Professor Chu's Summer Homework: The Struggle of Women Workers at Ban-Chiao Clothing Factory

羅興階, 李孟哲LO Shin-chieh, LEE Meng-zhe
1992
  • Taiwan
119min
Colour
  • Blu-Ray

Professor Chu's Summer Homework: The Struggle of Women Workers at Ban-Chiao Clothing Factory

Synopsis

In June 1992, the management of Jia-long Clothing closed down its domestic factory to transfer its capital and manufacturing department to Indonesia, right after its labour union in Taiwan was formed. The employer, CHU Ying-long, then a professor at the National Taiwan University, refused to provide statutory severance pay for the 130-plus women workers thrown into unemployment. The desperate workers decided to take to the streets. We pay tribute to director LEE Meng-zhe, who passed away in 2018, with the screening of this prominent Taiwanese labour documentary of the 1990s.

Festivals & Awards
1998 TIDF
1992 China Times Express Film Awards