Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus

The Catch

Year
2021
Country
Taiwan, Japan, South Korea
Duration
60’
Director
Hsu Che-Chia

Each year, between November and the following February, a group of Taiwanese Aboriginal migrant workers set up camp near Lanyang River in Yilan County on the northeastern coast of Taiwan. They travel from afar to this spot in hopes of catching that season’s eel fry. For those four months, these campsites are their homes.

But no amount of warmth from within the campsite can shield them from the harsh ocean winds, the volatile squatters’ environment, harassment from local gangs, or a slew of unpredictable forces that arise from living on unfriendly grounds.

CREW:
Director: Hsu Che-Chia
Producer: Diana Chiawen Lee
Cinematographer: Hsu Che-Chia
Sound: Chiang Chen-Tao & CHEN Cheng-Tsung
Production
MindMineF Films. Commissioned By NHK, PTS & KBS
Sales:
LGI Media
Awards
The Grand Prize, Best Documentary and Best Cinematography of Taipei Film Awards (2021)
Director
Hsu Che-Chia
HSU Che-Chia has always been fascinated by the human race. Taking a documentary production course in college sparked his interest in documentary filmmaking. HSU hopes that through his lens, the ordinary people and their extraordinary lives can propel viewers to discover compassion, understanding and curiosity for the multifaceted world around us.
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
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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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Thursday
06 June 2024
12:30
21 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
 31 — 9 
May
June 2024
In Their Teens
Prism of Society: Taiwanese Documentaries in Focus
In Their Teens
Year
2021
Country
Taiwan
Director
Yu-En LIN
Duration
40’
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