Dance of Mermaid - 2017台灣國際勞工影展

2017年9月18日 星期一

Dance of Mermaid

Taiwan / 2017 / BD / Colou / 44min

Vera, CHEN Hsiao-wen

CHEN Hsiao-wen received a bachelor degree from the department of radio and television and a master degree from the department of sociology of National Chengchi University. She works in independent media and workers group. Currently working at Serve the People Association. 2013-2014 was the president of Youth Labor Union 95. Works include “The Way to HTC”, “Australian Dream”, and “Sowing on the Track”.


Ponpon is a young sales worker in department store. When she is at work, the department store supervises and gives commands to her. The working hour can be as long as 11 hours per day and can be extended during anniversary sales. Sales workers in department stores are not allowed to sit or drink and are constantly fined for violating rules. Ponpon suffered from serious plantar fasciitis that she decided to speak out. Under the support of Youth Labor Union 95, she expresses her complaint and many workers echoed. In the near future they would like to form a union to voice themselves.