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Shorts 3: Until the Chongqing Building Collapses
This program of short films seven films from Taiwan and the US, including documentary, narrative, and animation. The total program length is 79 minutes.
Nanyang Express : Trans-drifting and South Sea Crossing
林羿綺 Yi-Chi Lin / 2018 / Taiwan / documentary / 13min / Mandarin, Taiwanese, English, Indonesia / Chinese & English subtitles
Along with the family’s trans-island migration in Southeast Asia, between Indonesia and Taiwan, from one island to another, the bloodline becomes a connector that transcends beyond geography, with countless family letters serving as the carrier containing the Kinmenese diaspora’s memories for home.
Tracing the addresses on the old and tattered letters, Yi-Chi Lin arrives on Bangka Island of Indonesia, with the artist serving as a messenger. Lin creates an experience by converting different languages. Created with images, words, sounds, and family photos, the artwork projects magical qualities that transcend reality. This project holds more than nostalgic sentiments for the artist’s family history. It is about the portrayal of this forgotten history of migration, which is a journey involving the cultivation of new land, settlement, conflicts, and ultimately leading to homogenization.
劉靜怡 Raito Low Jing Yi / 2018 / Taiwan / animation / 9min / English / Chinese & English subtitles
The story is about the changing affection of a cameraman family. If there is no any feeling between the two of couple, even live together just like two separated heart. How can a broken heart become completed?
孫悅慈 Robby SUN / 2018 / US / narrative / 11min / English / Chinese & English subtitles
A married MeTuber couple live streams and answers a series of questions and it reveals their lives behind the camera.
吳佳恩 Jia-En,Wu / 2018 / Taiwan / animation / 4min / Taiwanese / no subtitles
The Postcard from POW Camp
游正裕 Yu Cheng Yu / 2018 / Taiwan / documentary / 17min / Japanese, Mandarin / Chinese & English subtitles
In 1942, what the postcard sent to Japan from the POW camp at Hualien met with a Hualien historian on the online bid for 70 years later, and then began a tour of private historical exploration. The soul that couldn’t return home stranded in Hualien and Okinawa offshore, and was also eager to get back the homesickness obsession through the historical puzzle process of historian. It could help the soul to find the way home.
Wong, Bitter Gourd
黃榮俊 WONG WENG CHON / 2018 / Taiwan / animation / 4min / Cantonese / Chinese & English subtitles
A story, between father and son, happened round dinner table in the kitchen.
“Bland lunch, day after day. The father who lives in the fridge. Discontented son. Inside the kitchen. Repast. Communication. Genes. On the verge of breaking out.” Father and son came into a conflict because of a decision made by the son. To indicate the relationship between them through their reaction on that circumstances.
邊界人 The Borderers
馬慶鐘 C.C Ma / 2018 / Taiwan / narrative / Mandarin / Chinese & English subtitles
He wandered on the border of dream and reality, and the border of life and death.
The protagonist was being forced to the edge of life, where he was financially burdened and his wife had fallen ill. Despairing, he started to look for “the rabbit horn” in dreams, hoping it would bring answer to his life. In the end, the reality crushed him. After his wife passed away, he decided to commit suicide by charcoal burning, together with his child. Dying, he entered the dream once more, where he ran himself ragged in the forest, trying to find the rabbit horn. When he finally caught glimpse of the rabbit horn, he also let out his one last breath.