Jang-sup Lee | 2006 | Documentary | DV | Color | 75min 30sec
'Workers Band' was originally formed by migrant workers living in Korea who wanted to be a voice against current Korean migrant worker labor conditions. But their reason for being soon shifted from fighting for change, to realizing musical ambitions. Their dream to perform as professional musicians came to fruition after the Director of this documentary and a Canadian English Teacher joined the band. What follows is a touching look at a young Indonesian band trying to fulfill a musical dream in Korea.
Though tough migrant labor conditions offer little time for pleasure, 'Workers Band' members continued to meet because of their passion for music. In Korea, migrant workers are generally considered as outsiders, but I wanted to show that they also have dreams like everybody else. This documentary is a celebration of music and what it means to follow a dream. I hope you enjoy it.
Director Jang-sup Lee