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Fearless - Stories from Asian Women. Heart on the Sleeve.

Author: Kanopy (Firm)
Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics
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Although Australia has a first-world economy, hidden within it a third-world industry thrives. Outworkers sewing at home are paid per piece by clothing companies. They are forced to work at a relentless pace to unforgiving deadlines, often seven days a week, for a pitiful few dollars per hour. It is estimated that more than 300,000 people from non-English speaking backgrounds suffer in conditions that, over the last  Read more...
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Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kanopy (Firm)
OCLC Number: 956897683
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Playing time: 25 min.
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Event notes: Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 2003.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 27 min.)

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Although Australia has a first-world economy, hidden within it a third-world industry thrives. Outworkers sewing at home are paid per piece by clothing companies. They are forced to work at a relentless pace to unforgiving deadlines, often seven days a week, for a pitiful few dollars per hour. It is estimated that more than 300,000 people from non-English speaking backgrounds suffer in conditions that, over the last decade, have become increasingly like sweatshops of the early 1900s. They have no sick pay, leave, superannuation or insurance against the physical injury they risk through long hours of repetitive labour. Their family life and health are put under enormous pressure. Hien Tran has been an outworker since arriving in Australia in 1989 as a refugee from Vietnam. Although trained as a teacher, her limited knowledge of English gave her little choice of employment. Her family circumstances and financial needs prevent her leaving outwork, despite exploitation. It's a similar story for her fellow workers. Many are escaping from persecution and repression in their homelands; few understand their rights, even fewer have the courage to speak out for fear of losing their income. Hien Tran is a voice for these largely unheard people. She is now a union representative and takes an active role in demonstrations and education campaigns. She has seized opportunities to improve her work skills and her English, and is determined to build a better future for herself, her children and her fellow workers. A Film Australia National Interest Program in association with Mask Productions. Produced and developed with the assistance of ScreenWest and the Lotteries Commission of Western Australia. Produced in association with SBS Independent. Executive Producer: Franco di Chiera Producer: Samantha Kelley, Peter Du Cane Director: Mathew Kelley Writer: Mathew Kelley DOP/Cinematographer: Ian Pugsley Narrator/Presenter: Rachel Ward.

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