Wild Geese script 13

Document Sample
Wild Geese script 13 Powered By Docstoc
					WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


Video Intro
Caption
Wild Geese
Songs of Migration

Unit 1 The Merchants (3 mins.)
The Merchant Song
Brecht Eisler ironic cabaret style
Jilah(J)
The tall ship sails across the ocean
Canvas white as driven snow
Carrying cargo from distant places
30 men in the decks below
J
The merchants stand on the open dockside
Inspecting bounty lined on the quay
Sailors roll down Ratcliffe Highway
Heading for taverns down Cable Street

Chorus
Cotton from Jakarta sugar from Jamaica
Coffee from the Guatemalan shores
Tamarin, tumeric, ginger and juniper
From Bombay Delhi and Lahore

Fred(F)
The big ship sails across the oceans
Ploughing through the stormy main
Below the decks a human cargo
Sailing west in iron chains
F
Auctioneers on the open quayside
Human flesh is up for sale
Free labour for the sugar plantations
Men and women on the merchant‟s scales

Chorus
Cotton from Jakarta sugar from Jamaica
Coffee from the Guatemalan shores
Tamarin, tumeric, ginger and juniper
From Bombay Delhi and Lahore

Dave(D)
The big ship sails across the ocean
Black smoke billows from the funnels tall
Down the gang way walk the migrants
Seeking work on an alien shore

D
With hope in their eyes they walk the quayside


                                      1
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


To factory forge and building site
Toxteth, Brixton Southall, Smethwick
To help rebuild Great Britain‟s might

Chorus
Cotton from Jakarta sugar from Jamaica
Coffee from the Guatemalan shores
Tamarin, tumeric, ginger and juniper
From Bombay Delhi and Lahore

And the West wind steels across the dockside
Raising spirits from long ago
Distant voices long forgotten
like fallen leaves they swirl and go

Steel away




                                        2
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


Caption
Part 1 Come to the Motherland

John Bull
We appeal to our cousins in the colonies to help us out in our hour of need.
Come to the motherland. Come to Britain. We need you!

Video clips of Windrush arrivals 1947
Video Voice Over:
The Empire Windrush brings to Britain 500 Jamaicans, many are ex service
men who know England, they served this country well.
In Jamaica they couldn‟t find work, discouraged but full of hope they sail for
Britain, citizens of the British Empire coming to the mother country with good
intent. Fortified by public opinion the colonial office gives them a more cordial
reception than was at first envisioned.

WG2
I missed my mother every night I used to cry; I cried non-stop for a long time
because I came here at 16 and I was so close to my mother and then you feel
that separation, the things she used to do for you like she would go to the
market

WG 3 Jim
„what the hell am I doing here?‟ Snow on the ground there was, headache, so
a relation what brought me over, brought me down to Aston to his sister‟s then
he put me on a bus to Maypole to a cousin of mine – just knocked the door
and he said, „Who are you?‟ Am Jimmy Dodd, „Come in!‟ That‟s how a started
here.

Wild Geese Song
D
Goodbye Erin‟s Isle we‟re crossing the sea
With nothing much at all but a hand full of dreams
Farewell to Strabban not a man to be found
The wild geese have flown to a black country town
F
Farewell to the sun and the blue, blue sky
You stand on the deck and you wave goodbye
One last look at the land you adore
Leave your broken heart on a Caribbean shore

CHORUS
Wild Geese spread their wings to sale across the sea
D
You stand on the deck and dream of success
There‟s plenty of jobs in the NHS
Pavements of gold across the Irish sea
Tears in your eyes as you walk down the quay

F


                                        3
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


Fisherman farmers from Montego Bay
Sugar cane workers St. Kitts émigrés
Calypso carousers from Barbadian shores
In a Liverpool Infirmary scrubbing down the floors

CHORUS

WG3
I tell you‟ve I‟ve worked for every builder in Birmingham, Bryant‟s, you name
them, McAlpine‟s the lot of them all over the place.

Caption (over WG2)
The NHS established in 1947, was built on the labour of migrant workers from
the Afro-Caribbean, South Asia and Ireland

WG2
I was working at the. …What used to be called the Sandwell and District
General Hospital? …And we started at the bottom like with the bedpans and
testing of the urine! Starting with the dirty jobs.

Caption
Enoch Powell Minister for Health, advertises for nurses in Jamaica
D
We cared for the young we cared for the old
The summers were wet and the winters were cold
A night nurse in Bilston is doing her rounds
Dreaming of sun sets in old Spanish Town

F
They didn‟t like their accents the colour of their skin
They needed their work but they didn‟t want em in
They did the jobs that no one else would do
No Irish no blacks in Britannia Avenue
Chorus

D
Cooks in the kitchen porters in the halls
Cleaners in the theatre nurses in the wards
Goodbye Tipperary farewell Skibereen
We‟re washing dirty dishes in the ward canteen

F
They were young they were strong they were keen they were proud
They came from the land they were bold they were loud
They were just passing through they didn‟t mean to stay
They ended up stranded on bottom line pay

Chorus
Wild Geese spread their wings to sale across the sea



                                         4
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


Wg2
Patients, initially in those days, some of them would say, “don‟t touch me!” Or
“I don‟t want that black nurse to look after me”

John Bull as Enoch Powell
We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow
of some 50,000 dependants, who are for the most part the material of the
future growth of the immigrant-descended population. It is like watching a
nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre


Too Much Pressure Song
F
They came from Jamaica and Asia to the land of liberty
The golden gates of England to support their families
Instead of milk and honey they got freezing rain
Too much pressure prejudice and pain
Chorus
Too much pressure.

They landed In England come through the custom gates
They landed in sweat shops and working for the welfare state
They landed in jobs the white man didn‟t wanna do
Scrubbing down the floors swilling out the loos
Chorus

They stayed through the mean years stayed to build a home
Stayed through the hate years made this land their own
Their kids grew strong they had different schemes
But too much pressure blocking off their dreams
Chorus

Burn baby burn the sky she is alight
Justice now we demand our rights
They‟re walking from the shadows and they walk clear into the day
We‟re black and we‟re British and we are here to stay
Chorus




                                       5
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


Caption
Part 2 Globalising Sweatshops

NIKE subvert 1990
Caption

1989 NIKE subcontract rate:

50p for a compulsory 10 hour day

To pay NIKE‟s Indonesian workers a living wage would cost:

10p on a pair of trainers

1 US TV advert

The wharf song
J
The big ship sails across the ocean
From Jakarta, Taiwan and Bangkok
Carrying the spoils of foreign labour
To container trucks in London docks

And the tall towers rise over Ratcliffe Highway
Where merchants gaze on computer screens
They wheel and deal on the super highway
They market hope and down size dreams

Chorus
And the West wind steels across the dockside
Raising spirits from long ago
Distant voices long forgotten
Like fallen leaves they swirl and go
Steel away

John Bull
“Come to Britain, Firms can make profits in Britain, where the costs for wages
and social benefits are much lower than the rest of Europe”.

Narration
In the 1980s Thatcher goes to war with the miners in the first battle to push
back the trade union movement and establish a flexible, business friendly
environment, where big business has the right to manage without interference
and workers know their place.

In 1979 the Tories came to power
They said we‟ll make the country great but things are turning sour
Oil‟s gone, telecom and now they‟re cutting coal
Norman Tebbitt on your bike
Stuff yer bleedin‟ dole


                                        6
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)



Captions (over diddling song tune)
Tory legislation 1980s establishes:
    Deregulated economy
    Anti trade union laws
    Privatisation
    Outsourcing of contracts
    Sub contracting


Oh me friends they must have seen us coming
4 million people on the dole
Aren‟t the figures stunning
With health cuts council cuts and cuts in education
The next cut must be Thatcher‟s throat
To save the situation


Bridget Anderson page 3
Sub contracting is about having a flexible labour force which basically means
that the employer can turn it on and off at will..

Super
Bridget Anderson

Bridget Anderson
..it means it‟s raining so I don‟t need the workers, so I‟ll phone the agent and
tell them I don‟t want anyone today thank you very much
D
        Sangita Begum all day she is working
        Sewing and sewing seam after seam
        Blouses and shirts strewn in every direction
        Hell is a home with a sewing machine

       Hers are the hands behind Colours of Benetton
       Working the night through for M& S stores
       Two pounds an hour for Top Man and Chelsea Girl
       Disposable labour for Christian Dior

       Ten pence a piece turn out twenty each hour
       They pile in the kitchen and out in the hall
       Doing the business for Dorothy Perkins
       To sell at a price Sangita can't afford

       “Read me a story” Mohinder is crying
       “When I‟ve finished this dress, only one minute more”
       The minute has flown it lasted three hours
       Mohinder's asleep on the living room floor




                                        7
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


      Why did my parents come to this country
      Is there a future that‟s worth waiting for
      Where are the hopes of a whole generation
      Lost in the thread on the living room floor

      Down at the temple the women are meeting
      The wage is too short and the hours are too long
      Soft-spoken voices speak out their grievances
      The thread that unites them is fine but its strong

      The women they sew in the back streets of Bilston
      The women they sew in Bangladesh
      The women they sew from Jordan to Djakarta
      Survivals a seam on a Bennetton dress

Caption
Burnsall‟s plant, Smethwick 1993

Balbir Kaur (Translation)
“He used to treat us like animals. Not only did we have to work so hard, we
then had to eat and drink in that filthy place. He didn‟t understand that we
were human beings“

Balbir Singh (Translation)
We had no life, we‟d worked in other places before but this was the worst. I
had to lift a heavy jig by myself and it fell on my foot, the hook was embedded
in here, there was so much blood that it filled my shoes. I saw the boss and
he just gave me a plaster, and said “go back to work.”

      Acid and grime, double overtime,
      Stinking fumes all day,
      Hands in a rash, trying to earn my cash,
      Burning my life away.

      “Just do the job, don‟t open your gob
      Plenty more where you came from”
      “The more you sweat the less you get
      Smethwick, Dundee Taiwan”

Chorus
      Working in a sweat-shop, bottom line wages,
      Down on the factory floor,
      Working in a sweat-shop, non stop rip off,
      Ain't gonna take no more.

      Two pound an hour, working for this shower,
      Stuck like a dog in a ditch,
      Non stop grind, killing my mind,
      To keep this boss man rich.



                                       8
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


       Don‟t want a union, says its gonna ruin him,
       He ain't gonna pay a penny more,
       He‟s in clover in his big Rover,
       That‟s how the poor stay poor.

CHORUS
    Working in a sweat-shop, bottom line wages,
    Down on the factory floor,
    Working in a sweat-shop, non stop rip off,
    Ain't gonna take no more.

Instrumental

Caption
June 30 1992
Burnsall‟s workers vote to strike

       Hey there Jimmy man, what you gonna gimme man,
       You ain't gonna get your way,
       No more enslavement, we‟re out on the pavement,
       And we are here to stay.

       Aggravation, Intimidation,
       Out on the picket line,
       Scabs won‟t break us, cops couldn‟t shake us,
       Come sun or rain or shine.

CHORUS
    Working in a sweat-shop, bottom line wages,
    Down on the factory floor,
    Working in a sweat-shop, non stop rip off,
    Ain't gonna take no more.

       Dhargan, Hamrik, Mohinder and Sargit,
       Unity is strong,
       Balbir and Kuldip, Surinder and Indergit,
       Know which side they‟re on.

       Bali and Rashpal, Dave Brown Nirmal,
       Don‟t let the scabs go in,
       Poro and Charlie, Atta and Tajinder
       They need our help to win.
    Caption (over chorus)
GMB failed to build community support
Strike called off after 12 months

CHORUS
    Working in a sweat-shop, bottom line wages,
    Down on the factory floor,
    Working in a sweat-shop, non stop rip off,


                                       9
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


     Ain't gonna take no more
     Ain't gonna take no more




                                10
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)



Caption

“Part 3 “We are here because you were there”

Captions in Bold John Brown in plain

Video BP Logo Beyond Petroleum

JB: A good business should be both competitively successful and a force for
good.

Video Beyond Petroleum Morphs to Big Porkies

BJB At the core of BP is an unshakeable commitment to human progress

1995, BP established 200 mile pipeline in Colombia

JB: In Colombia where we are a major oil producer, we have been closely
involved with local people to ensure that the wealth generated by our
production furthers the area‟s economic and social development.

Number of farms cut in half:

500

Number of Campesinos evicted:

1500

We will enable customers and communities to participate in a new
constructive dialogue.

Protest stifled by army and death squads

We are committed to the principle of transparency in all our dealings.
These efforts include promoting a more open relationship with the security
forces

Sept 1996 BP gives $60 million to Colombian military

Where others see contradiction and conflict, we see opportunities for mutual
progress. At the core of BP is an unshakeable commitment to human
progress

1990-2004
3 million internally displaced people in Colombia.




                                     11
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


Unit 6 Iranian Migrants

G
Kurdish song

F&J
Chorus
And the West wind steels across the dockside
Raising spirits from long ago
Distant voices long forgotten
Like fallen leaves they swirl and go

D
And the big ship sails across the ocean
Below her decks the tools of war
Bound for Basra, Baghdad Tehran
Blood for oil on Eastern shores

Logo BP trap door opens

Logo BP morphs to
      Big Profits

Voice over:
BP began its corporate life as the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company.
In May 1953 Iran‟s newly elected prime minister Mohammed Mossadeq
nationalised the company .
In September, a coup was organized by the CIA and MI6 . Mossadeq was
removed from power and the Shah was imposed. The oil was returned to
private ownership and BP, British Petroleum was born. Democracy was
destroyed and the way was paved for future repressive dictatorships in Iran.

Drum over captions

Captions

Gender laws in Iran

 Punishment for breaking dress law 75 lashes

 Punishment for girls showing hair 25 lashes

 Punishment for adultery death by stoning

Iran 2001
Payam Bakhshayesh arrested for talking to a young woman in the
street



                                      12
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


Payam
I was only 18 years old,
and I faced a girl in the street and I liked her face and I think she liked me as
well.
I knew it was going to be dangerous for me, I should risk if one of them sees
me then…
I didn‟t go that close cos I was a bit scared that something might happen

Payam’s Song
D
I‟ll tell you a story of not so long ago
I was out a walking, walking down the road
The sky was blue the sun was in the trees
I saw a pretty woman sailing on the breeze

I took one look in her dark brown eyes
They shone like stars in the midnight sky
I could ask your name but that would be too bold
Fear in my heart love in my soul

Gentle slender woman walking by my side
Why must a love so strong be denied?
One small move and I could touch your hands
But a move so small is too much for this land

Chorus
      I love you
      No matter what they say
      I love you
      I only want to stay
      I love you
      No matter what they do
      I just want
      To walk alone with you

Payam
I saw a police car just go across the street. ...
They took me to a special room,
he just started attacking me by his boots into my knee, by his hands into my
face and ear and
on camera
after a few hours keeping me like that standing and everyone attacking me, all
my leg from my knee to my ankle was black.

Music Violin break

The flame burns strong the flame blows wild
The flame in my heart must flicker fade and die
The river runs deep the river runs free
The river in my heart is searching for the sea


                                        13
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)




Chorus
      I love you
      No matter what they say
      I love you
      I only want to stay
      I love you
      No matter what they do
      I just want
      To walk alone with you


Payam
              At first I thought that he - the one who caught me, he is responsible – I
              wanted to do the same to him but
              On camera
              then I realised that it’s not just him, it’s all of them, it’s the regime
              actually.
              we decided to distribute our leaflets and when I was distributing I saw
              someone who’s face was familiar to me-
              On camera
              I just saw it in his face that he remembered my face as well - he just
              took a leaflet put his head down and walked away.

              Violin and drum

              it was then that my Mum picked up the phone and she was scared -
              on camera
              They’ve come to the house, they’ve knocked the door, they opened the
              door and searched all around the house, they’re looking for you,

              Jilah & Gaylan vocal


      Payam
              They placed me in the back of a lorry there was a small room
              just behind the lorry driver which had a door which could be opened
              from underneath the lorry.
              On camera
              They put me there and there were 3 more as well and he just drove out
              to somewhere - somewhere safe




                                         14
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


Open Borders

      Travelling north in search of freedom
      Down dusty roads and motorways
      Only the roaring diesel engine
      Comforts a lonely émigré

      Over cool mountains burning deserts
      Flying past forests fields of corn
      Onward we go lost in the darkness
      Travelling north from dawn to dawn

Chorus
      Tear down the walls no detention
      Unbolt the locks no prison chains
      Cut through the wires open borders
      Fling back the doors let freedom reign

      Here in the dark we dream of sun light
      And cool riverbanks where the small fish glide
      We yearn for the scent of sweet magnolia
      And garlands of stars in the Eastern sky

      We come here to work to sell our labour
      We offer the skill of our hands and our brains
      Farmers, doctors, students, teachers
      Hoping to breath free air again

Chorus

      We are „the poor and huddled masses‟
      Driven in exile to your shores
      Leaving our families far behind us
      Fleeing oppression famine and war

      Millions have walked this way before us
      With holes in their shoes hope in their hearts
      From the ghettos of Warsaw to Sarajevo
      They ask for a chance to make a new start

Chorus




                                      15
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)



   Caption
   Part 4 Creating non-people

   Walmart Rally USA

Walmart documentary piece
Asda/Walmart voice (in plain text) with mock cartoon image against
And captions in bold

ASDA, Britain‟s best value retailer became part of the Wal-Mart family in June
1999.

Our Mission is:

 -To allow Asda and Britain‟s farmers to grow together.
        Number of UK farm workers who, lost their livelihoods 1998-2000;
        50,000
-To buy British wherever possible
        Percentage of Wal-Mart products produced in China:
        80
-To create a level playing field for all our suppliers
        Average Chinese daily wage:
        £1
-To forge closer partnerships with our agri-suppliers
        Percentage of UK fresh food produced by Migrant Workers:
        50%




                                      16
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)



Unit 8 Morecambe Bay (12mins)

The big ship sails across the ocean
Bound from Fujing and Shanghai
Below the decks a hidden cargo
Freedom bound they follow the sky

Chorus
And the West wind steels across the dockside
Raising spirits from long ago
Distant voices long forgotten
Like fallen leaves they swirl and go
Steel away

Narration
One alternative to working in the export processing zone is to pay a
snakehead 20,000 pounds for passage to Britain. Once here it‟s illegal to
work. However there are other ways to become part of Wal-Mart‟s sub
contracting chain- like picking cockles.

Voice over link
Caption
Migrant Chinese cockle pickers
Morecambe Bay 2004

Billy
The tide when it comes in covers the whole area and very deep water in less
than an hour, when the tide comes in it doesn‟t roll in like any other tide, it
comes up through the sand and makes the whole area very treacherous, very
quickly which is one of the main reasons that this bay is one of the most
dangerous places on the English coast.

Super
Gina Tang

Gina
Friday morning, I heard somebody told me; there was a disaster last night,
about a cockle picker…. Quite a lot of people get killed.

Super
Billy Pye

Billy
In adition to that it was February so it was dark very early and it was a terrible
night; there was an awful storm, it was freezing cold and the rain was just
lashing down whilst they were cockle picking and they were stranded as the
tide came in,
They were surrounded by water and had to call for assistance from mobile
phones right out there in the bay.


                                        17
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)



Gina
Friday night when I come back, I know its 23 people missing …

Cockle Pickers Song

   1.    He came from Fujing on the South coast of China
         A head full of hope, 19 years old
         Working all night for the big US boss man
         A dollar a day in the Free Trade Zone
         Chorus
         Steel away steel away, haven‟t got long to stay here x2

   2.    Heard all the stories of foreign adventure
         Over the seas big money is made
         Sign on the line with the snakeheads of Fuji
         Surrender your self to the traffickers trade
         Chorus

   3.    Thousands of miles across borders and mountains
         Smuggled in cargo ships banged up in holds
         Dicing with death in the bowels of a trailer
         Hopes and dreams bought and sold
         Chorus

   4.    Five to a room and 2 to a bunk bed
         In a Liverpool basement rammed like slaves
         Ten pounds a day take it or leave it
         Trapped in the web of the gang masters trade
         Chorus

   5.    He walked past the sign that warned of the danger
         Written in words he could not read
         Rain lashing down fingers frozen
         The gang masters eyes full of greed
         Chorus

   6.    Lost in the dark he fished for cockles
         Bound for tables in distant lands
         Trapped in the beam of the gang masters head lights
         Blind to the wave that sped over the sand
         Chorus

   7.    Cold the seas that swept in that evening
         Cold the bodies of those émigrés
         Cold as ice the hearts of the merchants
         Who profit from death on Morecambe Bay
           Chorus

Gina


                                     18
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


The souls still waiting for me

Gina
The family thought their souls still in the sea, and I told the family no, I got
them out in 7 day because you have to get them out in 7 day

Billy
What would it take for you to leave everything you have

To travel half way around the world in the back of a lorry

To go to a country that doesn‟t want you

How desperate would you have to be?

Gina
I said right, you stay here, and wait right and I will take you home, yeah?

And I will take you home, yeah?

The souls still waiting for me

Billy
As far as the governments concerned, it seems to me, these people are non-
people, well my answer to that is, „no, they‟re not‟ these are human beings like
you and me with families, these are parents, these are brothers and sisters
and sons and daughters just like you and me and if you do nothing else you
can‟t accept in silence that they died for nothing. And we won‟t.

Bridget Anderson Page 6
 The big employers are always at a distance, so Sainsbury‟s and Tesco‟s can
always hold their hands up and say, ‟Oh that‟s terrible, we‟ll never use that
supplier again,

Billy
I was a miner at Parkside Colliery, the last deep coal mine in Lancashire up
until its final and ultimate demolition in 1994. We were really clear during the
miners strike …if the trade unions in general …didn‟t come and support the
miners in our struggle– we would end up with a completely deregulated
economy,

No Connections

  1.   I gotta mate name of Steve dug the coal in the Staffordshire seams
       Thatcher came to close the mines spent 12 months on a picket line
       Pit heads just a tombstone now dereliction stalks the town
       Loved his kids loved his wife, signing on destroyed his life
       Coal comes in from China now, no safety laws and the unions bound
       Steve will be sleeping out tonight, Shit just happens…that‟s right!
       Chorus


                                        19
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


      There are no connections

  2. A guy from Stanislav Ukraine he got no papers he got no name
     Price of grain went down and down had to leave his farm and town
     Came to Brum to feed his kids works all night for 15 quid
     Packing food for the Tesco store, he sweats blood and they want more
     This the corporate paradise labour at rock bottom price
     Here comes the immigration man, Better run while you can,
     Chorus

  3. My old man worked all his days saving up his retirement pay
     Company had the final joke when the pension scheme went broke
     Had to sell his home to eat now he rents a crumbling heap
     Bloody place is freezing cold, no one wants you when your old
     Old folks home got privatised no bloody place to end your life
     “Sorry mate you cann‟t stay, nothings free unless you pay”
     Chorus
     Is there anything left in England that‟s not for sale

  4. Gina works in Salvador stitching Jeans for the Levi store
     Export zone free trade laws Company goons patrol the floor
     Cotton thread stained in tears Levi jeans made in fear
     A dollar down for a ten-hour day Freedom care of the USA
     You get sick you get the sack You get pregnant don‟t come back
     Gina‟s set up a union cell, Levi Straus… Go to hell! x4
     Chorus
     There are connections, yea, yea, yea

     Instrumental

     There are connections




                                   20
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)



Caption
Part 5 Industrial Strength

John Bull as Canada 1 tower

Canary Wharf Group plc is a distinctive, integrated property development, we
have transformed a derelict wharf into the premier business district in Europe.

And the tall towers rise over Ratcliffe Highway
Where merchants gaze on computer screens
They wheel and deal on the super highway
Trading in hope down sizing dreams

Chorus
Cotton from Jakarta sugar from Jamaica
Coffee from the Guatemalan shores
Tamarin, tumeric, ginger and juniper
From Bombay Delhi and Lahore

And the West wind steels across the dockside
Raising spirits from long ago
Distant voices long forgotten
Like fallen leaves they swirl and go
Steel away

Meet Our customers the BP, Barclays, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and
the HSBC bank.

Video
We see the HSBC tower it talks

HSBC
The world is a rich and diverse place…

Caption
HSBC profits 2005
9.4 billion pounds

HSBC
A world full of interesting cultures and people who should be treated with
respect

Caption
HSBC bank investment in the three Gorges dam in China will create 1.5
million refugees

HSBC
A world full of interesting cultures and people from whom there is a great deal
to learn.


                                      21
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)



Caption
HSBC cleaners Canary Wharf
Paid £5.20 per hour

HSBC
Our business is about people and everyone is unique.

Caption
HSBC bank to sack 4000 UK workers and out source to India

HSBC
Customers drive our business and our employees deliver to our customers.

Caption
Stephen Green CEO of HSBC earns more in 2 hours than his cleaners do
in a year




Super
Emmanuel Siller



                                    22
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


Emmanuel WG10 Page 1
generally cleaners is seen as a ghost worker, der …. and dey ave gone, dey
come back de following day, dey find dat der office is cleaned, da all de
messes dat dey ave made done, dey are windows everyding shining ready for
work the following day, dey feel dat its magic

Super
Hectar Ledesma Sanchez

Fabio WG9 page 1
I coming from Colombia about 5 years ago. I am solicitor in Colombia. For
many problems in my country I leaving to…to England….

 Bridget Anderson Page 4
Your employer can say, „if you don‟t do what I want you to do, then we‟re
gonna report you to immigration‟.

Fabio WG9 page 2
 „You clean this toilets this your job‟ this is your job for one year, two year,
three year, ten year, I don‟t know.

Fabio Sanchez was a lawyer fighting for the peoples‟ rights
In the town of Bogata he said to win you got to fight
He took on the corporations he took on the Colombian state
And the paramilitarios funded by the USA

When the death squads paid a visit in the middle of the night
Fabio had to flee in exile with his daughter and his wife
He fought against injustice he stood beside the poor
Now he‟s seeking refuge and protection from the law

Chorus
We are the cleaners, those you ignore
The cast offs, the rejects swept up on your shores
We come from many countries and our banner is unfurled
We are the workers of the world

Super
Joseph Onwunbiko

Joe
In actual fact the cleaners are treated like second class citizens in that we
were allowed to use the main gate to come into the building in which we are
cleaning we go through the back doors


He landed up in London no time to take a rest
Searching for survival with the poor and dispossessed
He signed up on the ghost shift in the belly of the beast
Working on Canary Wharf where the global merchants feast


                                         23
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)



He‟s just another refugee counting down the hours
Working in the shadows of the Shell and BP towers
Cleaning out the ash trays and feeding from the hands
Of the corporation merchants who robbed his native land

Chorus
We are the cleaners, those you ignore
The cast offs, the rejects swept up on your shores
We come from many countries and our banner is unfurled
We are the workers of the world

Super
TELCO Community Campaign Organisation

Catherine
The living wage campaign is about raising the pay and conditions of service
workers, particularly cleaners, catering staff, hospital porters, security guards,
in all different sectors of London where people work ah to just get their pay
and conditions up to a level where people can escape poverty.

Super
Organiser Transport & General Workers Union

Miles
Morgan Stanley are famous of course for the strap line “look for the Union
label and run like hell” as a piece of advice for their investors

There‟s brothers here from Bela Russe and sisters from Belise
Kurds and Croats, Poles and Turks Somalian refugees
Every creed and colour working down the wharf
Slaving in the citadels of the moghuls of the North

Chorus
We are the cleaners, those you ignore
The cast offs, the rejects swept up on your shores
We come from many countries and our banner is unfurled
We are the workers of the world


Catherine
 Well we go straight to the top. We don‟t bother with the sub, sub,
subcontractor. We‟re saying, “you hospital, you big bank, you are
responsible.

Miles
I think more and more cleaners of Canary Warf and elsewhere are beginning
to see that the only way they‟re gonna deal with this is by standing together
and using good old industrial strength



                                        24
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


Fabio
From this day I make many friends, I speak to many friends and making many
applications for the union members.

We have joined the sindicato in the union we belong
On our own we are divided but together we are strong
You who rob our country‟s you who drive us into debt
If you think we are defeated you aint seen nothing yet

Chorus
We are the cleaners, those you ignore
The cast offs, the rejects swept up on your shores
We come from many countries and our banner is unfurled
We are the workers of the world

Emmanuel
Dey value animals more dan human being

Chorus
We are the cleaners, those you ignore
The cast offs, the rejects swept up on your shores
We come from many countries and our banner is unfurled
We are the workers of the world

If you think we are defeated you aint seen nothing yet
We are the workers of the world

Scene Title
New Arrivals 2006
The Rahimi Family Must Stay!

Video Rahimi demo

John Bull
The Home Office is the government department responsible for internal
affairs. We work to build a safe, just and tolerant society, to enhance
opportunities for all, and to maintain the protection and security of the public.

Title
Navid Rahimi’s Xmas party

Establishing shot Navid at party

Super
Nick Kelleher

AR 14 28.00 Nick Kelleher
They‟ve organised workers in Iran in the oil industry and the things that they
do and have done in the past are things that we in Britain think nothing of
when we are organising as trade unionists.


                                        25
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)



Super
 Zohrieh Rahimi
Some of my best friends executed, some of my friends..but in de um in de
prison. Um but because I change my city, dey can‟t find me.I change again
again, that they can‟t find me.

Rahimi Song part 1

Dark Clouds fill the sky
West winds calling me
Oh how I long to stay
Yet I know I have to leave
No flower can flourish here

No man, no king, no God we trust
Singer put away your song
All your words they are lost
All your dreams will turn to dust

Chorus
Mother take my heart
Father take my name
Sister take my dreams
„til I can return again

Chorus
Hiliyliya x 2

AR14 Nick Kelleher
Now because of Ali doing this in Iran he‟s had to flee the country and is now
facing death threats.

AR14/24.09 Eamonn Corduff
Rahimi family must stay for their own safety for their future if they were to
return they would face for certain imprisonment and possibly execution and
torture.

Rahimi Song Part 2
My ears are deaf to sighs
My eyes have cried their fill
My heart is full of rage
How can my tongue be still

Persia I see you cry
In the cold morning rain
I can see your gentle face
Wounded with grief and pain

Chorus


                                      26
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


Mother take my heart
Father take my name
Sister take my dreams
„til I can return again

Chorus
Hiliyliya x 2

Caption
17 August 2004
Rahimis flee iran
Arrive Heathrow airport

AR 12 5.00 Zohrieh
It was in airport for er 10 hour … we didn‟t er um expect dis treatment by
police, because dey search er us every hour.

AR12 Ali
Navid about 18 hours don‟t sleep, Navid half past twelve in de night. .. very
tired, very tired and “Navid wake up, wake up, wake up!” Navid just 5 years..
searched er Navid pants.

Zohrieh
Every hour, every hour

Music over captions

Caption
Rahimis detained for 8 days
Oakington detention centre

25 August
Rahimis dispersed to Wolverhampton

AR12 47 Ali
I came to Wolverhampton. Just open de door , very very dirty and very dirty
house. Haven‟t e carpet, haven‟t a sofa, haven‟t a bed, haven‟t a blanket,
….she said “yes, you go shopping centre and buy” huh? Which money?
£38?! Huh! For one week! This very funny.

Caption
16 May 2005 5 am
Home Office raid Rahimi home

AR12 59.00 Zohrieh
5 O clock at morning they come to our house and near 8 immigration officer
and police and knocked e down de door, they said “you should go back to Iran
because you refused”

Caption


                                      27
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


Rahimis forcibly taken to Heathrow airport
For deportation

AR13 7.58
There is a special van that is like er a cage- metal door, there is a big lock and
er dey lock de door all de time and er Navid said dem “I, I should go to toilet”
but dey didn‟t accept .

Caption
Rahimis driven round airport for 8 hours

Ar 1315.53
I want somebody tell me why! One 5 years little boy?! 8 hour to van?! To
cage?

The Big bird flies across the ocean
To Kabul, Kirkuk Shanghai
Outward bound a bonded cargo
Human surplus no longer required

And the West wind steels across the dockside
Raising spirits from long ago
Distant voices long forgotten
like fallen leaves they swirl and go

The Big bird flies across the ocean
To Kabul, Kirkuk Shanghai
Outward bound a bonded cargo
Human surplus no longer required

And the West wind steels across the dockside
Raising spirits from long ago
Distant voices long forgotten
like fallen leaves they swirl and go

Caption
17 May
Rahimis resist deportation

Rahimis taken to Yarlswood detention centre

AR13 28.13
Ali Somebody, together make dis programme for torture family,
 this noise very bad for every body minds, because every time you noisy, dey
lock de door open de door lock de door and, …….

 Caption
18 May
Rahimis start hunger strike to protest forced detention



                                       28
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


26 May
Ali passing blood

AR13 32.4
Head nurse. Said “you want to go to hospital?” I said “yes, I have a kidney
problem.” “Ok, should be you speak wid wife and your wife eating, after you
go hospital.

Caption
8 June
Day 20 of hunger strike
Zohrieh loses 20 kilos

AR13 34.00 Ali
Zohrieh fell down in de floor and blood pressure coming to 5, and she write
10. I said “why you trick? I see Zohrieh blood pressure 5!?” say “ok ok
don‟t worry, you must go out you must go out!” ….. very good for you, go go
go go!

Caption
Day 27 of hunger strike

Rahimis granted court hearing

Zohrieh ends hunger strike

16 June
Rahimi court appearance


AR13 36.14 Ali
Judge say “dis very funny, dis very, I‟m confused, you from Home Office
coming and haven‟t any document and information and background?”

Caption
16 June
Rahimis granted bail
They return to Wolverhampton

24 July 5.30am
Second Home Office raid

AR1319.51 Ali
6 officer, 6 police and 4 officer coming, 10 people! I not terrorist!

Caption
Rahimis taken to
Immigration Centre Heathrow airport

AR15 16.4 Zohrieh


                                         29
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


er in de airport Navid has er a small mm ball, and he play wid it er and
….said to him “don‟t play” …. took der ball and Navid was very mm sad and
said “I want my ball” … she took de ball in de rubbish bin.

AR15 45 Ali
and de head officer woman said “shut up, shut up, de bitch,don‟t
speak,zip!”

Music transition to Rahimi Song

Caption
Rahimis forced on to plane

No flower can flourish here
No man no God we trust
Singer put away your song
All dreams will turn to dust

Chorus
Mother take my heart
Father take my name
Sister take my dreams
„til I can return again

Caption
KLM pilot refuses to fly Rahimis to iran

AR13 19.51 Ali
KLM pilot come and see “Oh very bad very bad” and Zohrieh and Navid very
bad, crying and she, fell down on the floor. Officer very sad, everybody for the
KLM group said “I don‟t fly” and officer pilot said “no I don‟t like take back this
family”

Caption
Rahimis return again to Wolverhampton

Video of Rahimi demo

Caption
September 10

Rahimi Family Defence Campaign set up

Who dug potatoes for the Tesco store
Who sprayed the lettuce got bugger all
Who plucked the berries, then picked the plums
Who wrapped and packed „til her fingers were numb
Who took the shit, who took the hate
Who got stung on the refugee rate
Who lost their lives on those cockle beds


                                        30
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


Who pays the real price for our daily bread

Chorus
Ilegals, refulciado, migrant workers, clandestine, imigrante, manonegra
asylum seekers, sans papier

AR12 50 Ali
Where is de law about worker? Where is de law? Where is de Human Right?
I search I no see. I see de City Link and see de Night Flight, I see de chicken
factory and very very freeze area Every Kurdish and Afghanian working de
chicken factory

Who was that porter in the hospital ward
Who„s contracted out who‟s labours ignored
Who does relief in the privatised homes
Who cares for the young the sick and the old
Who makes the burgers, the pizzas, the chips
Who works below deck on the big merchant ships
Who mixes the mortar carries the bricks
When corners are cut who takes the risks

Chorus
Ilegals, refulciado, migrant workers, clandestines, imigrante, manonegra
asylum seekers, sans papier

Payam MV 4
Everyone should be free to live wherever he or she wants to. There shouldn‟t
be any walls in any country, we are all living on the earth

Who shut the ship yards the factories the mines
Who kills communities, who wrecks lives
Who plans pipelines, who plans dams
Who made migrants, who stole the land
Who poisons the sea, who markets the earth
Who profits from death, who patents our birth
Who plans invasions who wages war
Who blames the people who flee to our shores

Chorus
Its legal , perfectly legal, exploitation, intimidation
global destruction , arms production, , Corporate corruption, all over the world

WG5\8 Gina
Money is enemy isn‟t it? The worst enemy in this world. Money make power,
money make people kill. So…… I think we need to lock the money up instead
and not locking people up. I think we start locking the money up.

Performer raising a glass
Lets raise a glass to all those Irish labourers who fled poverty and famine who
built our canals, railways and roads


                                       31
WILD GEESE SCRIPT November 4, 2011 (60 mins)


And lets raise a glass to those Afro-caribbean and Asian workers who came
to work the foundries and mills and without whose labour our national health
service could never have happened
And lets raise a glass to those refugees asylum seekers and economic
migrants from Iran, Iraq, Kurdista, Poland Russia, China, Colombia, the
world. Welcome here friends.

Billy Pye
These are brothers and sisters and sons and daughters just like you and me.

Who digs the coal, who cuts the cane
Who lays the tarmac, who unblocks the drains
Who rolls the steel from dawn through to dawn
Who harvests our fruit, who reaps the corn
Who drives the trucks who fights their wars
Who cuts the cloth who serves in their stores
Who builds the ships, who fishes the sea
Who picks the cotton who serves the tea
Who draws the oil from the dry desert sands
Who fights for the right to live in their land
From England to Palestine, Spain to Iraq
There‟s only one world
Take it back! X4

Chant
No one is illegal, No on is illegal…




                                       32

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:29
posted:11/4/2011
language:English
pages:32