Presented as part of CIMMfest
April 15th, 2011
“If these guitars are produced under poor working conditions, can you still enjoy playing them?’ Laid-off workers for the South Korean guitar company that makes budget lines for the world’s major brands occupy their factory, attracting the attention of crusading musicians Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and Wayne Kramer (The MC5). Beyond their status as displaced workers, Dream Factory reveals these workers as people with dreams that may not have included breathing toxic varnish fumes so that Western workers wouldn’t have to. It also reveals the next generation of outsourcing, as countries who received the first wave of industrial manufacturing jobs find themselves losing those industries to even less developed labor markets.
DREAM FACTORY directed by Kim Sung-Kyun
(2010, South Korea, 85 min., Video, Documentary, US Premiere)
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