When We Are One

(Bila Kami Bersatu)

Bila Kami Bersatu (Poster)
Year
2019
Runtime
17 mins
Language
Bahasa Malaysia
Subtitle
English
Director
Minxi Chua & Asyraf Abdul Samad
Country
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Synopsis

‘Bila Kami Bersatu’ (When We Are One) follows the lives and struggles of three women from Malaysia’s national hospital service workers’ labor union as they collectively fight for their monthly wages to be raised to RM1,500. The film documents their day-to-day experiences as hospital service workers, providing rarely seen insights into the lives of working class women in Malaysia. It also shows the real life stakes they face within an increasingly unequal economic system and the political and social risks they take in order to improve their lives and that of the other workers in their industry.

“Bila Kami Bersatu” merakam kehidupan dan kepayahan empat orang wanita dari Kesatuan Pekerja-Pekerja Swasta Perkhidmatan Sokongan di Hospital-Hospital Kerajaan Semenanjung Malaysia. Dokumentari ini akan menunjukkan wanita-wanita ini bersama pekerja lain berjuang bagi isu terpenting kesatuan mereka sehingga hari ini: aksi kolektif menuntut gaji mereka dinaikkan ke RM1,500. Dalam masa sama, ia juga merakam pengalaman harian mereka sebagai pekerja hospital. “Bila Kami Bersatu” membawa kita melihat kehidupan wanita kelas pekerja di Malaysia, dengan merakam isu-isu sebenar yang dihadapi mereka dalam sistem ekonomi yang makin tidak seimbang, serta risiko sosial dan politik yang sanggup mereka ambil untuk memperbaiki kehidupan sendiri dan yang lain dalam industri.

Media Coverage

  1. When We Are One (BFM, 18 Sept 2019)
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