Nimble Fingers

ASIAN PERSPECTIVE

Director: Parsifal Reparato

Duration: 51 minutes

Production: 2017

Country: Italy

Category: Documentary

SCREENING


WED, 28 NOV 2018 / CINEMAXX CINEMA A / 10:00

SYNOPSIS


Nimble fingers belong to the Vietnamese women who work in factories owned by some of the most popular electronic brands. Bay is one of the thousands of young migrant workers there. She comes from a remote Muong village on the highlands of Northern Vietnam. Now she lives, with the other workers, in a Hanoi suburb, a district developed around one of the biggest industrial production sites in the world. Through the eyes of Bay, we can see the dreams and fears of a 22 years old working girl behind the apparent perfection of these workers.
She comes back to her native village during Tet’s festivity, the most important time of the year for Vietnam: it represents the opportunity to draw conclusions and make decisions. Returning to the countryside is the occasion for Bay to think about her condition. She comes to see a detachment between her life as an industrial worker and her origins.
They all live the passage from the rural life to the industrial exploitation of the city. This new awareness, makes Bay search for a new road in which she can fulfills her dreams.

Jari-jari lincah itu adalah milik para perempuan Vietnam yang bekerja di pabrik-pabrik elektronik merek terkenal. Bay adalah satu dari ribuan pekerja migran muda di sana. Ia datang dari Muong, sebuah desa terpencil di dataran tinggi Vietnam Utara. Sekarang ia tinggal dengan para pekerja lain di pinggiran kota Hanoi, di sebuah kawasan berkembang dekat salah satu lokasi industri terbesar di dunia. Melalui sudut pandang Bay, kita dapat melihat mimpi-mimpi dan ketakutan seorang gadis pekerja 22 tahun di balik kesempurnaan yang tampak dari para pekerja ini.

Ia kembali ke desa asalnya saat perayaan Tet, momen yang paling penting bagi Vietnam: Perayaan itu merepresentasikan sebuah kesempatan menarik kesimpulan dan membuat keputusan. Kembalinya Bay ke desa, membuatnya mendapat kesempatan untuk merenungkan kondisinya. Ia sadar akan kehidupannya sebagai pekerja industri yang berbeda dengan kehidupannya di Muong.

Mereka semua mengalami perjalanan hidup dari desa menuju eksploitasi industri di kota. Kesadaran baru ini membuat Bay mencari jalan baru untuk menggapai mimpi-mimpinya.

TRAILER


DIRECTOR


Parsifal Reparato

Parsifal Reparato was born in Naples in 1985, he is an anthropologist, a journalist and studied also as Director of Photography. He has directed some documentary film projects such as Mas allá de la Santería, Villa Villa Vigna, and Rezeki. Those films have been awarded in some competitions and film festivals.
For years Parsifal works on the socialist and ex-socialist countries which now are facing the challenge of the global economy. His conceptual beliefs and life choices are connected in the Nimble Fingers project, a movie about Vietnamese women workers.

Parsifal Reparato was born in Naples in 1985, he is an anthropologist, a journalist and studied also as Director of Photography. He has directed some documentary film projects such as Mas allá de la Santería, Villa Villa Vigna, and Rezeki. Those films have been awarded in some competitions and film festivals.
For years Parsifal works on the socialist and ex-socialist countries which now are facing the challenge of the global economy. His conceptual beliefs and life choices are connected in the Nimble Fingers project, a movie about Vietnamese women workers.

Contact: 

Parsifal Reparato

info@parsifal.name