This is Taiwan’s first film featuring female political prisoners.
The story is set in the 1950s, when Taiwan was included in the Cold War Pacific Island chain and the whole island was covered by the White Terror. The authoritarian and dictatorial government was afraid of the displeasure of the United States and did not dare to massacre and shoot dissidents as it did on February 28th. Many bloodstained stories were repeated on the burning island.
The film portrays three women of different ages and identities, including a schoolgirl, a talented dancer, and a young mother, some of whom only read a few books and sang a few songs, and some of whom were just passionate about pursuing justice… They were “disappeared” together and taken to Fire Island to serve their sentences. Their names were erased and replaced with numbers.
Preceded by the short film Have You Eaten? (5 min)
A daughter returns home and has an intimate conversation about immigration to Canada, barriers of communicating, and love with her mother.
Pei-Jen Yu, Yu-Han Lien, Herb Hsu, Tau Hsu, Gaku Sou, Mario Pu, Yi-Chiao An, Angel Lee, Sherry R. Peng, Yabung Nolay
In Mandarin, Taiwanese, Atayal and Japanese with English subtitles
Violence, coarse language
Open to youth!
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