The Globalization Tapes

Following this link you can watch a documentary made in Indonesia called The Globalization Tapes.  It is a collaboration between the International Union of Foodworkers (IUF) and the Independent Plantation Workers’ Union of Sumatra in 2002, in Indonesian with English subtitles.

The film deals with the effects of globalization from the perspective of plantation workers in Sumatra.  While similar documentaries tend to be heavy handed or preachy, this film has a certain sense of humor and lighter touch that, I would suggest, is ultimately more empowering.

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