ITF film wins labour shorts award

Published: 13 Jun 2009

The film, Abandoned, but not forgotten: the plight of Burma’s migrant fishers, has been awarded “Best labour film short of 2009” by the Geneva Labour Film Shorts Festival, which will take place on 16 June in Geneva, Switzerland.

The film exposes the brutal treatment of migrant workers from Burma employed in Thailand’s fishing industry and outlines the steps seafarers’ unions are taking to expose these crimes and help the workers win basic rights.

A list of the film line-up is on the festival’s website at:




Authorised by P Crumlin, Maritime Union of Australia, Sydney