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I Need You (니가 필요해)

니가 필요해 (ni-ga pil-yo-hae)

Directed by Kim Su-mok (김수목)

Short film Documentary

25min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
There are people who are treated as outcasts, repeatedly dismissed, and pushed to the margins just because they are temporary workers or union members. However, they do not get intimidated. Although capital may pass over their existence and permanent employees ignore them, they heal and overcome their difficulties over and over again. They choose a path with a dream to live as human beings. A story about people who are walking their paths with surefooted steps.

In January 2007, Hae-yeon who worked in subcontractor of GM DAEWOO (current GM KOREA) was fired because she complained to the outsourcing. Something similar with her case happened over and over again in the company. Employees who were laid off made a contingent workers’ union. And then, the company fired union members. The union set up a tent and went into a sit-in protest demanding reinstatement. In addition to it, they started a sit-in protest at a steel tower also. The management suggested to the union a selective reinstatement when the protest dragged out for too long. After thinking it over thoroughly, the union accepted the proposal. After that, people returning to work withdrew from the union. In December 2010, the rest started a sit-in protest at a main gate of the company. Two months later, the company announced a reinstatement of everyone except Hae-yeon. Then, a conflict was created.

Festival
Seoul Independent Documentary Film&Video Festival, SiDoF

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I Need You | Cast

  • Kim Su-mok (김수목)
    Kim Su-mok
    김수목

    As
    Narration
    (내레이션)
  • Kim Won-jin (김원진)
  • Lee Joon-sam (이준삼)
  • Jo Hye-yeon (조혜연)
  • Sin Hyeon-chang (신현창)

I Need You | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "I Need You"

    2016/05/07
    In January of 2007 the General Motors branch in South Korea restructured its labor policies. The exact minutae of what they did is kind of complicated but the short of it is that, like in most capitalist systems today, there's an arbitrary distinction between full-time workers and part-time workers that has less to do with the kind of work that's being done and more with how the schedules are designed. Full-time workers have union contracts, so they're guaranteed jobs and usually have first pick of less intensive work. While part-time workers also have contracts, they have to take whatever they can get. In 2010 General Motors attempted another restructuring, and this time the part-time workers decided to fight back with a strike,...More

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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "I Need You"

    2016/05/07
    In January of 2007 the General Motors branch in South Korea restructured its labor policies. The exact minutae of what they did is kind of complicated but the short of it is that, like in most capitalist systems today, there's an arbitrary distinction between full-time workers and part-time workers that has less to do with the kind of work that's being done and more with how the schedules are designed. Full-time workers have union contracts, so they're guaranteed jobs and usually have first pick of less intensive work. While part-time workers also have contracts, they have to take whatever they can get. In 2010 General Motors attempted another restructuring, and this time the part-time workers decided to fight back with a strike,...More
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 Produced by
 Joo Hyeon-sook (주현숙)
Staff
 Kim Su-mok (김수목)
 Cinematographer
 Kim Su-mok (김수목)
 Editor
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25 min 
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Airing dates : No release date in Korea yet

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