From a TV scriptwriter, an academy instructor and a golf caddy to a dispatched worker, this video film presents the reality of women whose careers are based on irregular labor work. Deprived of the privilege to create a labor union and having to live with the uncertainty of being laid off, irregular labor workers are excluded from various labor rights, including medical insurance benefits. Such an unreasonable and unstable environment only deepens women’s economic exploitation and dependency on men while aggravating another kind of gender hierarchy within the labor force. Subsequently women are being driven into the far peripheries of capitalism. A film that exposes the oppressive reality of women in various fields of irregular labor work.
Kim Mi-reKim Mi-re
Born in 1964, director Kim majored German in Hankook University of Foreign Languages. Since her debut, she is continuously viewing the reality of Korea and the problems of history and structure through the laborers. Her works include Always Dream of Tomoorrow (2001), We Are Workers Or Not? (2003), NoGaDa (2005). Her films have been played in numerous film festivals both in and outside Korea, such as the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, Berlin Asian Women’s Film Festival, Pusan International Film Festival, Seoul Labor Film and Video Festival, and Seoul Human Rights Film Festival.