Grandmother Hashima will die soon. Her days flow by and stagnate. Memories drift on the air around her secluded hut, the crashing waves, the creaking mangrove forests. She is the last descendent of the immigrant workers from Taiwan who suffered great hardships in the mines in the south west of Japan. A testimony from the island of the dead – a memorial to the workers of the GREEN JAIL. Helga-Mari Steininger
We present the international premiere of the film.
English/Original Title: MIDORI NO ROUGOKU. Writer: Yin-yu Huang. Camera: Shungo Nakatani. Sound: Cheng Chou, Chia-jung Li, Allen Kang. Editing: Valérie Pico, Mon Cher Ho, Yin-Yu Huang. Music: Thomas Foguenne. Production: Moolin Production, Co., Ltd. / Moolin Films, Ltd. Producer: Yin-yu Huang. Length: 101 min. International Sales: Moolin Films, Ltd.
No youth rating
After studying journalism in Chengchi, Taiwan, Yin-Yu Huang went to Tokyo to study directing. In his documentaries, he deals with themes around intra-Asian migration and the social changes that accompany it. Huang lives and works in Japan.
AFTER SPRING, THE TAMAKI FAMILY…, JP/TW 2016, 96 min.
THE MEN WHO PROTECT THE MOUNTAIN, JP/CH 2014, 30 min.
WUGUWANG N.ST. TO TAIPEI, TW 2010, 41 min.
Nominated for the VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international
Slices of life, insights and perspectives: The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the award VIKTOR Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The award donor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.