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13th(2011)



My Fancy High Heels

HO Chao-Ti

  • Taiwan
  • 2010
  • 55min
  • Beta, Digi-beta
  • color
  • Documentary

This is a film about dreams, and a tale bound together by beautiful high-heeled shoes. Brand-name high heels costing anywhere from $300 to $1000 – exactly who is it that makes them? From procuring the leather, to the assembly line, to the contract manufacturer, to the moment when lily-white feet slip into each pair of high heels, how many people’s hands do these shoes pass through?

 

’Brand New Shoes’ are every woman’s best friend. My Fancy High Heels follows the process of making a pair of beautiful shoes that will go across from luxury streets of Manhattan New York City to the Gwangdong district in Southern China, Northern China and the town at the Chinese and Russian border. The film also introduces people who are related with shoe making and finds out how they think of their jobs and their dreams. There are designers from a New York Fashion world who interpret the shoe as a piece of sculpture and as an independent language and Thailand businessman who prepares for his retirements. A factory manager wishes to be in the middle class status quo, a production director who wants her own clothing shop when she goes back to her hometown, younger female workers from the assembly lines and leather factory features throughout the film. The film illuminates all of these people’s unbalanced dreams in the gender oriented labor market structures. It also focuses on a group of Chinese young women and the sweatshop systems for western consumers. Such spectacles intend to show the unfortunate aspect of the capitalism that leads to labor abuse among women workers. Furthermore, My Fancy High Heels displays our insensitiveness in regard of fetishes for capitalist products and inconvenient truth about inhumane side of animal slaughter of the high quality leathers for ’luxury shoes’. (KWON Eun-sun)
 
 ※ This documentary contains the scenes of cow slaughter. Viewer discretion is advised.

Director

  • HO Chao-TiHO Chao-Ti

    HO Chao-ti’s films have focused on marginal, non-mainstream subjects, including traditional ethnic music, hybrid contemporary culture, and the hidden costs of globalization. HO represents the new wave in Taiwanese cinema. She directed Wandering Island (2009), The Gangster’s God (2006) and more. El Salvador Journal (2008) won the Documentary - Special Award in Taipei Film Festival.

Credit

  • ProducerHO Chao-Ti
  • Screenwriter HO Chao-Ti
  • Cinematography WANG Ying Shun
  • Art director HO Chao-Ti
  • Editor HUANG Yi Ling
  • Sound CHEN Guan Yuu