Video: Crazed Migrant Workers

Which is the latest and most popular online video in China after the Back-Dorm Boys (ÂêéËàçÁî∑Áîü)? A series of online videos named “Crazed Migrant Workers (Ê∞ëÂ∑•‰πüÁñØÁãÇ).” If you search the Chinese name via Baidu, you will get about 254,000 web pages.

The videos were shot by Li DongÔºàÊùé‰∏úÔºâ. Li, 24, graduated from college about a year ago, and is the founder of “Xiao Dong StudioÔºàÂ∞è‰∏úÂ∑•‰ΩúÂƧԺ┠with three others. Luo Xiaohe, a performer in the videos, is a real migrant worker from Anyang, who is crazy about performing….(Click the title to see the full text and more videos)

The following piece is “Fearless (ÈúçÂÖÉÁî≤)”

Li said that their first piece is “Hotel California.” After filming it, Li put it online just as a trial. But when he opened the site the other day, his video had been viewed more than 100,000 times.

To his delight, one piece-“Fearless (ÈúçÂÖÉÁî≤)”- has been picked and shown on 2007 CCTV Blog Spring Festival Gala (ÂçöÂÆ¢Êò•Êôö). Li said that the exaggerated performing in the videos is not intended to make fun of migrant workers; instead, it shows their real lives. By doing this, Li hopes to draw more attention to migrant workers.

more videos and the introductions to all five pieces':

1.”Hotel of California (Âä†Â∑ûÊóÖȶÜ)” – about migrant workers’ harsh working conditions;[Click to see]

2.”Wewillrockyou”- shows how a migrant worker spends his spare time;[Click to see]

3.”Fearless (ÈúçÂÖÉÁî≤)” – about migrant workers’ unhappy marriage life after getting into the city;

4.”Jiugantangmaiwu (ÈÖíÂπ≤ÂÄòÂçñÊó†)”- illustrates the heavy pressure on migrant workers’ shoulders;


5.”Curse of Golden Flowers (ȪÑÈáëÁî≤)” – shows how hard migrant workers ask for unpaid wages.[Click to see]

-(Chinese source here)

-Chinese related news via Google.

March 6, 2007 10:00 AM
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