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鋼鐵的正義(一萬個名為喬治的黑人)

鋼鐵的正義(一萬個名為喬治的黑人)

 

10,000 Black Men Named George

 

 

導  演勞勃湯森(Robert Townsend/2002 

演  員安德烈鮑爾、查爾斯道頓、馬里奧范比柏斯 主演 

 

影片介紹:

 

  在1920年代,美國黑人仍難以籌組或加入由白人主導的工會,直到黑人民權領袖Asa Philip Randolph (1889 1979)結合黑人火車服務生Ashley Totten,於1925年建立美國第一個黑人工會Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters(黑人臥車服務生兄弟會),並且獲准加入AFL。但是,過程極為艱辛,主要幹部均遭到來自資方Pullman railway company(普爾門鐵路公司)的強大打壓,且直到1937年雙方才簽署團體協約。

 

  雖然英文片名看似有趣,但這部爭取黑人民權的奮鬥傳奇絕對會是感人難忘的觀影經驗。本片背景設在經濟大恐慌的20年代,主角是一群在臥舖鐵路公司工作的黑人腳伕,當時一律稱他們為”喬治”,因為當年第一個僱用解放後黑奴的人就叫做喬治普曼。片中另一個重要角色是菲利浦蘭道夫(安德烈鮑爾,「X情人」),他受過高等教育,是個抱持社會主義理想的黑人記者,他想為這群廣大勞工出聲出力,願意為臥舖鐵路的黑人腳伕爭取成立美國第一個黑人工會,這可要冒著失去飯碗甚至是性命的危險,讓1萬個工人連署簽名。本片改編自真人真事,見證了一個勇敢的領袖,不顧危險為勞工謀福祉的感人過程。

 

  「一萬個名為喬治的黑人」為2002年出品(20038DVD上市,派拉蒙 Paramount公司,亞馬遜網站有售),這部影片即在介紹黑人臥車服務生兄弟會的創建過程。

 

 

 

10,000 Black Men Named George

 

Despite its rather intriguing title, this black civil rights saga makes for a very moving and unforgettable cinematic experience.

 

Set against the Great Depression of the 1920s, the film is based on the lives of the black porters working for the Pullman Rail Company. All of them simply called George, after George Pullman the first person to employ emancipated slaves.

 

Enter Asa Philip Randolph (Braugher, City Of Angels), a black journalist and educated socialist who tries to establish a voice for these forgotten workers. He agrees to fight for the Pullman porters' cause and forms the first black union in America. Livelihoods and lives would be put at risk in the attempt to gain 10,000 signatures of men known only as George.

 

This is a true story of how a courageous leader came to be known as the most dangerous man in America.

 

 




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