Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus

In Their Teens

Year
2021
Country
Taiwan
Duration
40’
Director
Yu-En LIN

With his mother having left home and his father passed away, 19-year-old Tudou is left living with his older brother and uncle in a three-section compound. Estranged from his family, he has been self-supporting since a young age, engaging in high-risk labour jobs like moving joss paper or spring pesticides. In order to make a living, he exploits grey areas or loophole in the law.


Doomed by the constant separations and the transience of life, a group of restless young people from the rural area of Yunlin, Taiwan are desperate for the chance to turn their lives around. They started working and forming families much earlier than others would, but as an outsider, we wonder whether the next generation will replicate their lives.

CREW:
Director: Yu-En LIN
Cinematographer: Yu-En LIN, CHOU Chen
Sound: CHOU Chen
Production
Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation
Awards
2021 Golden Horse Awards Best Short Documentary
Director
Yu-En LIN
Born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1986, Yu-En LIN graduated from Goldsmiths University of London, majoring in photography and urban cultures. In their teens is his first documentary short film.
Selected Filmography
Étude (2022)
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A
Original language with Ukrainian and English subtitles
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Tuesday
04 June 2024
15:10
Hall «GEGEMON»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Original language with Ukrainian and English subtitles
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Inclusive spaceAdapted subtitles
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Thursday
06 June 2024
12:30
21 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
 31 — 9 
May
June 2024
The Catch
Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
The Catch
Year
2021
Country
Taiwan, Japan, South Korea
Director
Hsu Che-Chia
Duration
60’
Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
Taste of Wild Tomato
Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
Taste of Wild Tomato
Year
2021
Country
Taiwan
Director
LAU Kek-Huat
Duration
123’
Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
And Miles to Go Before I Sleep
Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
And Miles to Go Before I Sleep
Year
2022
Country
Taiwan
Director
Tsai Tsung-Lung
Duration
90’
Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
A Holy Family
Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
A Holy Family
Year
2022
Country
Taiwan, France
Director
Elvis A-Liang Lu
Duration
88’
Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
A Performance in the Church
Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
A Performance in the Church
Year
2024
Country
Taiwan
Director
HSU Chia-wei
Duration
78’
Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus