A World Market in Jobs (1985)

Film details

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    1985

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Alternative titles

  • The People Trade[07/10/85] Alternative

Synopsis

Introductory programme on the world as a market place in which labour is bought and sold. Shows Sri Lankan women being weighed and measured for export as domestics in the Middle East, Mexican migrants in the U.S. and casual workers in the U.K. waiting for day work. Includes comments from factory workers from the Philippines and Fords at Dagenham as they tackle the problems of being forced to bid against each other in the market place. Shows big business getting more mobile too, as it travels the globe in search of even cheaper labour.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top