Watching From Behind

JAPAN / 1998 / Japanese/ Color / Video / 30 min

Production Company: Video Press

It has been 11 years since the Japanese National Railway was privatized and broken up into several regional JR entities. Workers (all members of the railway workers' union, Kokuro), whose job it is to restock vending machines in the stations are under heavy surveillance being literally watched from behind by management. This video work was made to show the actual working conditions and to support the union members in their fight.

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