Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus

And Miles to Go Before I Sleep

Year
2022
Country
Taiwan
Duration
90’
Director
Tsai Tsung-Lung

Much like in the stories of the 700,000 other migrant workers in Taiwan, the Vietnamese man NGUYEN Quoc Phi, who enjoyed singing, became a runaway worker in the ugly and complex migrant worker system. With his expertise in construction work, he was a leader of a group of migrants working in Hsinchu. He dreamed of saving up enough money so he could start his own business back in his home country. 


Unfortunately, one day in 2017 NGUYEN was reported for a car theft and ended up being shot nine times by police officer CHEN Chung-wen. NGUYEN bled to death on the way to the hospital. The Taiwanese public supported CHEN’s use of firearms against the runaway migrant, who was resisting arrest and had convictions for drug use. Were the nine shots the only cause of NGUYEN’s death? When the perpetrator isn’t necessarily the true perpetrator, is the imperfect victim the one to blame?

Content warning: graphic violence

CREW:
Director: Tsung-Lung Tsai
Producer: Emma Lee, Nguyen Kim Hong
Cinematographer: Zhan Hao-Zhung, Elvis Lu, Zhang Zhi-Lung, Wang He-Lou, Xiao Li-Jun
Sound: Min-Chieh Shih
Production
TwinFlows Production
Sales:
Greener Grass Production, Good Light & Shadow Film
Awards
Winner of Best Documentary Feature at the 59th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
Director
Tsai Tsung-Lung
Tsai Tsung-Lung is a journalist and documentary producer. He produced Condemned Practice Mode, which won the South Award at the 2016 South Taiwan Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Golden Horse Awards.
Selected Filmography

See You, Lovable Strangers (2016) — co-directed with Ngyuen Kim Hong), Sunflower Occupation (2014), Lovable Strangers (2013) — co-directed with Ngyuen Kim Hong), The Other Side (2012), Killing in Formosa 3 (2009), Surviving Evil (2008), Nai-Lon (2006), The Last Revolt (2005), Marriages on the Borders (2003), My Imported Bride  (2003), My Imported Wife (2003), Behind the Miracle (2002), Killing in Formosa 2 (2002), Between Men and Whale (2001), Taipei Licensed Prostitutes (2001), Killing in Formosa (2000)

Hall «GEGEMON»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Original language with Ukrainian and English subtitles
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Saturday
01 June 2024
10:00
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Q&A
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Sunday
02 June 2024
15:10
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June 2024
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Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
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2021
Country
Taiwan, Japan, South Korea
Director
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Duration
60’
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Country
Taiwan
Director
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Duration
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Year
2021
Country
Taiwan
Director
LAU Kek-Huat
Duration
123’
Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
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Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
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Year
2022
Country
Taiwan, France
Director
Elvis A-Liang Lu
Duration
88’
Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
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Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
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Year
2024
Country
Taiwan
Director
HSU Chia-wei
Duration
78’
Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus