25 de julio de 2012

Hombres de acero


Unas manos agrietadas intentan moldear un hierro al rojo vivo en el interior de una fábrica de fundición en el corazón de la ciudad portuaria de Karachi. Apenas se puede respirar; la temperatura alcanza cuotas insospechadas que hacen que cualquier leve descuido, por mínimo que sea, pueda resultar  mortal.
Sahid empezó a trabajar en esta fábrica hace tres años. Él es uno de los ciento cincuenta operarios del acero que trabajan por turnos. Todos los días se levanta a las cinco de la mañana para venir a esta fábrica donde sus largas jornadas de trabajo se prolongan hasta los últimos rayos de luz.
Durante una de las obligadas pausas confiesa: “vine huyendo de la inestabilidad que sacudía la convulsa provincia de Khyber Pakhtunkhwa”, y después añade: “pese a que en lo últimos años Karachi se ha convertido en una ciudad peligrosa debido a la violencia sectaria y étnica, aquí puedo ganar suficiente dinero y enviárselo a mi familia”.
Debido a las altas temperaturas y a los riesgos que conlleva la manipulación de los hierros, los trabajadores tienen que hacer pausas cada hora. 
Las normas son claras, y a pesar de que apenas cuentan con equipos de protección adecuados,  los horarios parecen ser cumplidos con una extraña obediencia castrense.   
Guantes roídos y polvorientos, gafas antiguas y muchos trapos envuelven las botas que sustituyen a los tradicionales y técnicos monos de trabajo. La indumentaria recuerda el escenario post apocalíptico que George Miller retrató en su distopía futurista Mad Max. Aunque aquí el enemigo es el calor y las escasas medidas de seguridad.
Durante las horas muertas, los trabajadores buscan cualquier rincón para poder descansar. Esquinas, un cuarto abrigado por camas envueltas en mantas que sirve también de cocina temporal y rincones en donde la luz entra tímidamente. 
Durante la jornada de trabajo, estos rincones se convierten en las casas temporales de los operarios. 
A las duras condiciones laborales, los trabajadores tienen que hacer frente a la crisis de energía que sacude el país. La falta de gas y energía está ocasionando pérdidas millonarias en la industria de Pakistán. En el mejor de los casos, la producción se para durante horas , en el peor, las fábricas tienen que cerrar por días.
Bujarib Sahid lleva toda su vida trabajando en esta fábrica. Como si de una tradición familiar se tratase, todos los miembros de su familia han trabajado en el sector de la fundición. 
Cansado de los cortes de energía, Bujarib expresa su malestar: “muchas veces tenemos que parar la producción. No hay gas, no hay electricidad.. Y el problema continua cuando llegamos a nuestras casas. No me puedo permitir tener un generador”
Pakistán tiene que hacer frente a una crisis de energía sin precedentes.  Los trabajadores observan impávidos cómo la mala gestión del gobierno está afectando a la industria paquistaní que empieza a generar pérdidas millonarias. 
Los trabajadores, con resignación y altas dosis de estoicismo continúan intentando levantar una industria marcada por un obsoleto sistema y la escasez de recursos energéticos.

7 comentarios:

Lola dijo...

Ciertamente da la sensación de que están de "okupas" en una fábrica abandonada, ello junto a sus rostros y cuerpos cansados crea una sensación de abatimiento, que como siempre con tu arte nos transmites.
Eres genial!!!!

Lola dijo...

unas fotos espectaculares y una historia muy interesante, siempre es un gusto pasar por este blog, Diego. Un abrazo!

Charlie Howell dijo...

Sometimes I think Pakistan is cursed by GOD. These magnificent photographs capture the horror within that curse. What is the value of the lives of these men? The freedom to pray? The requirement to procreate? What sane person would bear a child under these circumstances! What qualities keep them going day after day? The reference to Mad Max was chilling. Our countries are being destroyed internally by the sheer desperation of their peoples. Pakistan seems to be leading the way.

asecades dijo...

Tremendo, no hace falta decir más.

Fernando Real dijo...

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phone mobile - 0034627189681

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Fernando Real dijo...

Thanks for your interested , and many thanks for your contribution to a bertter world, thanks for your creativity, for your intellegence and for your courage....thanks in my name , in the name of all iinvolved at this absurd, uthopic and fascinant project, thanks in the name of United Nations ( U.N. ) , and many thanks in the name of millions womens,girls and childs arround the world, you are an inspiration and example for us , and for them....

Wellcome to he biggest net of activist for change the world, and the most global fith columne, the all countries,international institutions, religions institutions, governments administrations, think-tanks, finance world,univeristies, NGOS, foundations, human rights associattions, womens nationals federations, multinationals the all sectors, knowledges centres of each area, and particulars the all sexual, social and policy condition, sex, age, religion confession, ethic, philosophy, ethnic...

You have a power, and this is well , but is a responsability too, the responsability of export your knowledges, creativity, intelligence, sensibility,empathy and resources at all you can trough an altruist way.

The United Nations ( U.N. ) & UN WOMEN ; " Change The World Programme "

IT IS WOMAN...S.T.U.P.Y.D.S,..!! Not is economy,policy,religions,finance world,culture,education,arts,science,love,sex or fall in love.

WOMEN WORLDWIDE SPRING REVOLUTION 2015 ; The last humanity re-evolution for change world and STOP stupyds MEN wars,MEN econony, MEN policies, MEN religions, MEN education, MEN culture, MEN science, MEN communication, MEN journalism, MEN sports, MEN sense life, MEN relationships, MEN bussines, MEN press, MEN love, MEN sex and MEN fall in love.

I AM...........F.E.M.i.N.i.S.T......!!! UN WOMEN world campaign....

Kiss of love , or french kiss for the true way of relation ourself, others, world, espiritual,earth, space, love, sex or fall in love.

.........remenber your bravery.....and make poesy........!!

We will sent you at soon possible, the complete programme , and all involucrated arround the world, down we let a blog , where you can view the first part....., check and if you all right , add your means, ideas, senses and write,make music, film, theather, videogames, press,journalism, innovation, emotional, all sciences-POESY, share in your community work, area, family this message, the blog and the compkete project.
you can do it , only make it with passion, emotion,with soul....be expeditive, genuine, original, , dont make it the belive or think, try to translate how you sense, , let your mind free, and make it with tears, with fun, with sense, with horror, with happy.....be you.....and the theme is " Change World " or THE LIFE.....AND ......YOU .

Change world is an attitude, not is laws, not is norms, not is policy, change world is an fall in love sense, not light or cursi sense.and the first is STOP wars, human traffick, ablacttion, rapes, killied womans, girls and childs,prostituion, and all of the MENS make at womens in all cultures, not is policy,culture,race,democrazy,education,...and all mens arround the world are guilty for make it , for silence, and for cowardice, and all we are guiltys, and in the name of all mens , i am sorry at all women i know, and all womens dont know, and now is possible start change world.

Millions womens , girls and childs arround the world are look you, and are waiting for your courage, be them voice....

remenber your old bravery....spread the world ...and maie poesy...

Now is the time, the new age is coming, the age of womens sense, the new woman, the iwomen.......now it the time for change this crazy realtion.....smile and fight for the new future.......cowardice not is an option way of life....of sense , of love of work....

Fernando Real

id - fernanreal@hotmail.com

phone mobile - 0034627189681

blog - http://www.fernanreal.blogspot.com

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